Momentary Songs

Momentary Songs Poetry Gay Lesbian Studies A moment is an inside flutter a reflection a civil relapse George Albon s MOMENTARY SONGS sound the possibilities of forwardness and hope in a surrounding twilight of unpr

  • Title: Momentary Songs
  • Author: George Albon
  • ISBN: 9781928650270
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Gay Lesbian Studies A moment is an inside flutter, a reflection, a civil relapse George Albon s MOMENTARY SONGS sound the possibilities of forwardness and hope in a surrounding twilight of unprecedented venality Using a variety of registers lyrical inquiry, Blakean exhortation, the satirical spiel of Morgenstern s Gallows Songs they search for alternativPoetry Gay Lesbian Studies A moment is an inside flutter, a reflection, a civil relapse George Albon s MOMENTARY SONGS sound the possibilities of forwardness and hope in a surrounding twilight of unprecedented venality Using a variety of registers lyrical inquiry, Blakean exhortation, the satirical spiel of Morgenstern s Gallows Songs they search for alternative states public ones, affective ones as well as offer a probe on what has come to pass In this eclipse are we the inclement for placing it Avuncular spotted drones, be warned Not since Guston did Nixon has the resource of art been turned on the throne with such hopeful scurrility Albon s MOMENTARY SONGS are hymns for the unchurched pioneers of the bottom edge, who know all midnights are false and want back their stars I m taking my news from the other George resistance isn t futile, it s the sunlight is information age and Minerva s owl sings coup due Rodney Koeneke.

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    1. Although I've admired poems of Albon's that I've read in journals, I was somewhat disappointed in this collection. The book is comprised of four quite different and independent sections. I found the initial, longest, group of poems, and the one from which the book takes its title, Momentary Songs, the least engaging. These poems too often seem to be just word games, form games. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against playful poetry, but these just didn't work for me most of the time. On the o [...]

    2. “Avuncular spotted drones,” be warned. Not since Guston did Nixon has the resource of art been turned on the throne with such hopeful scurrility. Albon’s Momentary Songs are hymns for the unchurched “pioneers/of the bottom edge,” who know “all midnights are false” and want back their stars. I’m taking my news from the other George—it’s the “sunlight is information” age and Minerva’s owl sings “coup due.”

    3. This is a somewhat strange collection. The early sequence, described to me by the author (inaccurately in my view) as doggerel, takes on the Bush administration and is often funny. Albon's sequence using hobo symbols from the depression is remarkable, and the final lyric sequence to his partner is deeply moving. Such a range of work here, and all so worthy.

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