88 Maps Is Rob Carney S 4th Full Length Collection Of Poems That Discusses How To Find Our Way Around In The New West, How To Live In Its Physical And Metaphysical Suburbs It S About The Times, Places, And Wildness We Should Say Yes To By Praising And Laughing And Telling Stories And It S About Looking At All Our Real And Figurative Cul De Sacs And Saying No It S A Collection Of Praise Songs, Mini Essays, Challenges To Rampant Development And The Injustice Of Market Crashed Home Foreclosures, And Narratives Commemorating The Last Best Places, And 21st Century Fables. I know about maps, though the way they all start somewhere, but always arrive at the ocean, stars, or undergroundwhichever way we go Carney knows about a lot than maps He knows how to pull out the perfect, tiny details that make passing characters immediately human He knows how to create metaphors that leave you feeling like you understand the absurd And he knows how to capture the complexity of living in a place you both love and
I really need to give this another read through before I review it. I had the pleasure of hearing Rob Carney PERFORM the poems from his book of poetry 88 Maps Poems a few weeks ago I love his material so much that I m hoping to bring him to my school to work with my students in the near future. Love the voice in these poems Lively, engaging, surprising The poem about Annie knocked me off my feet And that doesn t happen often.
- 76 pages
- 88 Maps
- Rob Carney
- 14 April 2017 Rob Carney