Mayakovsky's Revolver: Poems (Paperback)

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Mayakovsky's Revolver is a collection of poems of loss and hope. Matthew Dickman exhbits a passion for life and an ecstatic poetic voice in the tradition of Walt Whitman, a high-wire act given that the book was written in part as a tribute to his recently deceased brother. The poems simply feel vital and energetic in the face of grief. Take a look at the first poem in the collection-- works like these enrich the soul.

— From James


from "Mayakovsky's Revolver"

I keep thinking about the way
blackberries will make the mouth
of an eight year old look like he's a ghost
that's been shot in the face. In the dark I can see
my older brother walking through the tall brush
of his brain. I can see him standing
in the lobby of the hotel,
alone, crying along with the ice machine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393348798
ISBN-10: 0393348792
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 5th, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English