Dayglo

Dayglo Poetry Winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize judged by Terrance Hayes Sand grains on a bikini bottom in the spare gentle lyricism of these poems become stardust and also moments in history DAY

  • Title: Dayglo
  • Author: James Meetze
  • ISBN: 9781934103180
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, judged by Terrance Hayes Sand grains on a bikini bottom, in the spare, gentle lyricism of these poems, become stardust, and also moments in history DAYGLO never shies from the hurts of reality a dead bird on a car, an imagined mushroom cloud, a childhood home visited much later and found destroyed yet it is filled withPoetry Winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, judged by Terrance Hayes Sand grains on a bikini bottom, in the spare, gentle lyricism of these poems, become stardust, and also moments in history DAYGLO never shies from the hurts of reality a dead bird on a car, an imagined mushroom cloud, a childhood home visited much later and found destroyed yet it is filled with the light, from sun to icky cinematic light, that pervades the mythic landscape of California Surfers locutions like dude and no way are colors of paint in a mirage depicted and embodied.

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    1. I enjoyed the poem "The Batonist," especially the image "Is something twirling/up there in the sky, slender and chrome?" Some of the other poems fell flat for me. Lines like "You're just going to have to risk it." and "I listen to the room and its silences."

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