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Saturday, 2 October 2010

free stallion - Amber Tamblyn

free stallion
Amber Tamblyn
Simon & Schuster
ISBN 9781416902591

This short volume of poetry packs a lot of punch for being just under 100 pages and just 31 poems. Written spanning over 10 years of the author's life, they have a breadth and depth not often seen in authors so young. They are poems written as a mix of self-exploration and in attempts to grasp concepts and capture experiences. Found in these poems, there is often a rawness and vulnerability many authors will not show in their works.

The poems are:
Kill Me So Much
Disguise
Ol' Green Eyes
The Coliseum
Banana
Dig
1 & 2
Numbers
Sink Her
Paper Tiger
What?s the Word
Nocturne for Chopin
Sneaker
The State
A Valid Question Ensues Unstitched
Free Stallion
Plume
Pax Vobiscum
Anna
Beyond the Pale
Dear S.
Vibration
Moths
When
Pipe Dreams
Neu Tour 2003-Greendale Ends
Dear Divinity
Train
Truth About Dark
Celebrate
The Loneliest

This collection is one I will add to my list of poetry to reread every few years. I have read it twice and found that on the second reading I discovered much more about the poems and myself than upon the first reading.

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