Afterward, the books went like hotcakes, and I managed to get my hands on a copy of Scandalabra. I also got a nice little note on the first page thanking me for "making northern Brentwood safe again I've never been very fond of poetry books, and I've come to the realization that that is mainly because I like to read things quickly. Something this short ought to keep me entertained for 2 hours, tops.
I took my time with this one, and it was certainly worth it. Though he's not necessarily the "best" poet I've ever come across, he's quickly become one of my favorites. He's got a fantastic way with words, and had me laughing my head off and tearing up at times. Sometimes in the same poem. I will not bite. If you ever have the opportunity to see him live, do it.
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I cannot recommend it enough. I'll wrap up this review with one of my favorite passages in the collection.
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From "After the Bachelor's Party": I stand by the roulette table and the writing comes. I am writing this feeling down because sometimes I am a believer but a forgetter and sometimes I look at all the things around me that make want to kill all those beliefs in us and say fuck it, today, I am going to nowhere.
I am marrying this feeling. Today I'm selling this loathing and cynical film score. Today I'm gonna call the bomb squad and ask them to dismantle me. Today I'm gonna talk about everything I am supposed to be ashamed to talk about. Jun 12, Amy Saul-Zerby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Something that, come to think of it, is perhaps only possible in good poetry.
Feb 08, Patrick Mitchell rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite books. Derrick Brown's use of free form poetry has really opened my eyes to the many wonders of poetry and prose writing. What I like about his poetry is how honest it is.
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He doesn't try and sound intelligent or extremely talented, he just puts his heart on the paper in the most raw form possible. I bought this collection after seeing Derrick Brown live a while back and only just got around to reading the whole thing. He's an incredible, visceral performer live and the book manages to capture some of that energy. This poetry is raw and fun, even without the smooth guitar stylings of Sam Crocket to accompany it This is a book of poetry and prose, which usually isn't my bag, but I went to a reading by the author and was won over.
These aren't mushy, flowery, alienating speeches; they are insightful thoughts and stories that made me laugh and won my heart. I like this guy a lot. I cannot seem to remember whether I enjoyed this collection more than Strange Light. Regardless, they are both quite good. Mar 14, Suzanne Lagasa added it Shelves: I keep these at my bed side and enjoy reading poems at random, sometime several in a row, sometimes just a lucky one. Aug 26, Hjgillingham rated it it was amazing. Fierce, and gritty, like passion and words should be!
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She was an icon of the s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper". After the success of his first novel This Side of Paradise , the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. Zelda Sayre grew up in a wealthy and prim southern family. Even as a child her audacious behavior was the subject of Montgomery gossip.
Shortly after finishing high school, she met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a dance. A whirlwind courtship ensued. Though he had professed his infatuation, she continued seeing other men. Despite fights and a prolonged break-up, they married in , and spent the early part of the decade as literary celebrities in New York. Later in the s, they moved to Europe, recast as famous expatriates of the Lost Generation. While Scott received acclaim for The Great Gatsby and his short stories, and the couple socialized with literary luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, their marriage was a tangle of jealousy, resentment and acrimony.
Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, even lifting snippets from Zelda's diary and assigning them to his fictional heroines. Seeking an artistic identity of her own, Zelda wrote magazine articles and short stories, and at 27 became obsessed with a career as a ballerina, practicing to exhaustion. The strain of her tempestuous marriage, Scott's increasing alcoholism, and her growing instability presaged Zelda's admittance to a sanatorium in She was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I want to read this book over and over again.
Brown is leading a revolution to inject poetry, both written and spoken, with the raucous and booze-infused spirit of rocknroll.
Scandalabra by Derrick Brown (2009, Paperback)
Derrick has blown honesty and humor into the darkness and has somehow made poetry cool again. Reviews Brown is leading a revolution to inject poetry, both written and spoken, with the raucous and booze-infused spirit of rock n' roll. I mean written it down on paper.