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by David Kirby


David Kirby has pierced my heart, mind, and funny bone once again.

David Kirby has pierced my heart, mind, and funny bone once again. Talking About Movies with Jesus" is a great poetic roller coaster ride. From "fat babies" to "have-a-go pensioners," his poems have dark tunnels with strange turns and dramatic upswings. It's fun, for example, to be disappointed in Van Morrison only to find that you, too, would have enjoyed being surprised by his intrusion upon your dreams as the au pair was in "The Have-a-Go Pensioner. And they're all true stories. Lovely churches, amazing art, but stupid, and sometimes dangerous, rules.

Celebrated poet David Kirby says that when he was a boy he wanted to run away and . David Kirby's voice in this book is so strong.

David Kirby's voice in this book is so strong. I feel like I'm hearing from my friend.

David Kirby (born 1944) is an American poet and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University (FSU). His most recent book is Talking about Movies with Jesus, published in 2011 by LSU Press. His new and selected poetry collection, The House on Boulevard St. (Louisiana State University Press), was nominated for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry.

series Southern Messenger Poets . Much like a traveling circus, Kirby's poems are defined equally by their transient nature and by their destination.

Celebrated poet David Kirby says that when he was a boy he wanted to run away and join the . Southern Messenger Poets.

Much like a traveling circus, Kirby's poems are defined equally by their transient nature and by their destination.

Celebrated poet David Kirby says that when he was a boy he wanted to run away and join the circus but never found one he liked .

Little Richard if not Jesus and you learn so much about Little Richard that by the time this longish poem ends he’s become a friend of yours, and you know about his music and his songs and how Kirby the poet loaned money to Little Richard’s cousin in Macon, Georgia, and you begin to wonder if this whole collection. His most recent book is Talking about Movies with Jesus, published in 2011 by LSU Press

David Kirby (born 1944) is an American poet and the Robert O.

Celebrated poet David Kirby says that when he was a boy he wanted to run away and join the circus but never found one he liked, so he invented his own. Many of the poems in his dazzling new collection, Talking about Movies with Jesus, suggest his personal carnival is still a work in progress.

Much like a traveling circus, Kirby's poems are defined equally by their transient nature and by their destination. The poem "The Phantom Empire" -- which features Gene Autry repeatedly having to escape from a fictional city 20,000 feet underground in order to make it back home in time to voice his afternoon radio show -- suggests that Kirby has discovered the journey to what one is after is often more entertaining than getting it.

Yet, in frenetic musings on Bo Diddley, a certain First Lady ("Skinny-Dipping with Pat Nixon"), Kirk Douglas, and Gerald Stern, Kirby notes the importance of arrival. Earnest conversations with cultural icons from Little Richard to Jesus reveal to the poet, as a character in his own story, that art, whether a song or poem or scripture, is all we here on earth know of heaven and all we need to know.

Kirby's latest work is at once the caravan, the carnival, and the crowd merging together to form a wondrous collection.

Talking about Movies with Jesus: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0807137710

ISBN: 0807137715

Author: David Kirby

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: LSU Press (February 2, 2011)

Pages: 80 pages

ePUB size: 1576 kb

FB2 size: 1164 kb

Rating: 4.3

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Taun
It seems like a thousand movies have been described as "a wild romp", but this book actually does feel like a wild romp. (And I do feel British, and I do like my commas outside of the quotation marks, BTW.) This book is interesting because it's peppered with culture, rock concerts, pathos, and most importantly, humor. Little slivers of a life lived made me feel like I was was dropped right down in the middle of the action--whether a concert or a vacation in Italy. Very visual--it will make you feel like a hidden camera. Recommended for smiles.

Phoebe Wilcox
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Taun
It seems like a thousand movies have been described as "a wild romp", but this book actually does feel like a wild romp. (And I do feel British, and I do like my commas outside of the quotation marks, BTW.) This book is interesting because it's peppered with culture, rock concerts, pathos, and most importantly, humor. Little slivers of a life lived made me feel like I was was dropped right down in the middle of the action--whether a concert or a vacation in Italy. Very visual--it will make you feel like a hidden camera. Recommended for smiles.

Phoebe Wilcox
[...]
Llbery
David Kirby has pierced my heart, mind, and funny bone once again. "Talking About Movies with Jesus" is a great poetic roller coaster ride.

From "fat babies" to "have-a-go pensioners," his poems have dark tunnels with strange turns and dramatic upswings. It's fun, for example, to be disappointed in Van Morrison only to find that you, too, would have enjoyed being surprised by his intrusion upon your dreams as the au pair was in "The Have-a-Go Pensioner." And they're all true stories.

I especially enjoyed indirectly being called a "scofflaw, scapegrace, Voltaire-kissing atheist" in the poem, "Explaining Gods and Millionaires." I'll wear that title proudly. This poem was one of my favorites as it painfully points out the agony and the ecstasy of religiosity. Lovely churches, amazing art, but stupid, and sometimes dangerous, rules.

After reading any of Kirby's collections, I feel as if I've just returned from a well earned vacation.
Llbery
David Kirby has pierced my heart, mind, and funny bone once again. "Talking About Movies with Jesus" is a great poetic roller coaster ride.

From "fat babies" to "have-a-go pensioners," his poems have dark tunnels with strange turns and dramatic upswings. It's fun, for example, to be disappointed in Van Morrison only to find that you, too, would have enjoyed being surprised by his intrusion upon your dreams as the au pair was in "The Have-a-Go Pensioner." And they're all true stories.

I especially enjoyed indirectly being called a "scofflaw, scapegrace, Voltaire-kissing atheist" in the poem, "Explaining Gods and Millionaires." I'll wear that title proudly. This poem was one of my favorites as it painfully points out the agony and the ecstasy of religiosity. Lovely churches, amazing art, but stupid, and sometimes dangerous, rules.

After reading any of Kirby's collections, I feel as if I've just returned from a well earned vacation.