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Apocalyptic Swing #2020

Apocalyptic Swing By Gabrielle Calvocoressi Apocalyptic Swing Rarely has a first book of poems been exalted than Gabrielle Calvocoressi s The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart which the Times Literary Supplement called an excoriation of present day America by a ne
  • Title: Apocalyptic Swing
  • Author: Gabrielle Calvocoressi
  • ISBN: 9780892553532
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Apocalyptic Swing By Gabrielle Calvocoressi Rarely has a first book of poems been exalted than Gabrielle Calvocoressi s The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, which the Times Literary Supplement called an excoriation of present day America by a new and lethal commentator Now, in this extraordinary follow up, Calvocoressi continues her mission to document the particular hardships of derelict American small townsRarely has a first book of poems been exalted than Gabrielle Calvocoressi s The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, which the Times Literary Supplement called an excoriation of present day America by a new and lethal commentator Now, in this extraordinary follow up, Calvocoressi continues her mission to document the particular hardships of derelict American small towns.These, though, are different poems, their lens cracked and turned on a narrator seeking her own deliverance from abandonment and violence Battered but never beaten, this narrator finds salvation in ecstatic communion with the gods of jazz and especially boxing O Tommy Hearns, O blood come down, she prays Find your way to Hungerford where my father glowers over me Show him how the bag does penance In such prayers she finds the strength to survive the home she has to leave and, once she does, the strength to face the fires she finds flaring the country over, from Los Angeles to Laramie Apocalyptic Swing is a work of unbelievable force, a devastating and glorious testimony about America its lore, disappointments, and promise.
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    1. Brutal, noir ish poetry about the oppression of or infringement of one body upon another, or one body politic upon another Boxing, bombings, and small town blues permeate this collection from Gabrielle Calvocoressi author of the award winning collection The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart Captivatingly dark, and disturbingly sexual, without the incisive depth of the poem cycles of her earlier work, but still solid, like a punch from a middle weight, Calvocoressi delivers muscular lines like You d [...]


    2. I was very impressed at the artful way in which Calvocoressi captures Americana She accomplishes this feat by employing various personas, from concerned mothers to vertically challenged champion boxers The end result is a landscape that is stripped of irony, yet not without melancholy beautiful yet not overly romanticized fraught with sentiment yet without a hint of sentimentality She conveys images of hate crimes, from Matthew Shephard, the young gay man who was the victim of a ruthless hate cr [...]


    3. This poetry collection captures a nostalgic, yet brutish side of the All American classics Many poems are set in the Midwest, or centralized by a particularly American city Calvocoressi tells the story of so many through these powerfully fluid poems Acknowledgement, 1964 is my personal favorite I had the privilege of hearing her read from this collection, and she explained it was a piece for her father To this day I can hear her reading aloud the lines of Where s that girl you married You don t [...]


    4. I think Pantoum Evangel Billy Sunday is one of the best pantoums I have ever read So surprising, and truly crafted so that the form adds meaning I really love the syntax of the poems in this collection We get a lot of deconstruction of the sentence I also really love the use of form in the book we go seamlessly between list poems and sonnets all highlighting the most delicate images Some of my favorite moments Body doesn t doyour body justice It will feel better than any floorthat s risen up to [...]


    5. This is immediate, visceral poetry Kind of like a poetry companion to Bruce Springsteen s Nebraska or a Drive By Truckers album Calvocoressi uses typically American hang ups sports, Christianity, sexuality, violence to create poignant, elliptical poems of the lives of small town America My favorites are Pantoum Evangel Billy Sunday which juxtaposes sexuality and evangelism, and Training Camp Deer Lake, PA The latter is a paean to middle America, travelogue, and a moving description of a boxer s [...]


    6. Fantastic If you re looking for a poetry volume to celebrate National Poetry Month, go for this Calvocoressi s often brief lines punch you She addresses suicide, racial violence, sex, psychological injury but in the subtlest of ways and alongside pure joy at the moments of heroism in everyday life.


    7. there s a soundyou make when you hit and you hit and you renothing but motion It s not like soundsyou make with your wife or a girl, it s rougherand darker and sometimes it feels betterand after you feel so relaxed And I d let the guy do it, let himget to where he d want me to hold himup for a bit Blues for Ruby Goldstein


    8. Gorgeous nostalgic queer Americana poems Boxing, churches, pickup trucks, girls, stickball, pills, cookouts, prayer A touch of Richard Siken, a touch of Larkin, but utterly distinctive I love this.


    9. A poem by Gabrielle Calvocoressi from this book was Broadsided August 1, 2010 Check it out at broadsidedpress




    10. The poems themselves were good, but as how the collection is organized and worked as a whole, I felt was a bit lacking or I didn t fully understand how the sections were broken The speaker sometimes seemed like a female wanting to be male, sometimes the voice was a male boxer, and changes from poem to poem, so I found the voice a bit difficult to follow Also the first poem brings up the mother as not understanding the you, and the you seems almost to be addressing the self poet I expected the ma [...]


    11. Calvocoressi s work is rooted firmly in America These thirty precise poems remind us of the body s holiness its necessity They speak of love sometimes desperate, sometimes bloody always hard won worth its cost Apocalyptic Swing is a mesmerizing necessary respite from the four walls of our lives Reading it will inspire you to do everything you do sing, love, breathe etc , better.


    12. The theme of small town life hits home in kind of the wrong way for me, but if I were to reread it in a year or two I think I could appreciate it better I enjoyed many of the poems anyway I don t anything about boxing so I had to look up a lot of the references.




    13. Small town America True grit boxer Intricate diction and perfected rhythms, this collection is very successful in creating a tone of hope and a motif of struggle.





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