The Captain Asks for A Show of Hands
PoemsBook - 2011
"What begins as a meditation on love and the body soon breaks down into a collage of voices culled from media reports, childhood memories, testimonies from Abu Ghraib detainees, passages from documentary films, overheard conversations, and scraps of poems and song, only to reassemble with a gathering sonic force. It's as if all the noise that fills our days were a storm, yet at the center is a quiet place, but to get there you must first pass through the storm, with eyes wide open, singing. Each poem becomes a hallucinatory, shifting experience, through jump cut, lyric persuasion, and deadpan utterance."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2011.
Branch Call Number: 811.6/FLYNN
Characteristics: 94 p. ; 24 cm.