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Thursday, January 31, 2013

TGIF! A Poem to Kick Off the Weekend - Part I

From MOVIE LOGIC: Poems, Erik La Prade's forthcoming book of poetry from Poets Wear Prada:
Ballad of a Weekend

I
I remember what you wrote,
As the sound of your voice
Fills the room tonight
With sudden memories.

Your cryptic apologies
Are ridiculous now,
As when you spoke of faults
In the Earth, or of an ice age

Alive with controversy:
How buried borders
Would suddenly surface
To cover us in shapeless

Earth, the landscape
Itself moving,
Shaking down the walls
Of our room with the dust

Of timbers.
The mind has mountains,” you said,
Quoting Hopkins. But, when the night
Folded itself into napkins of light,

I still didn’t want to read your letter,
Or, even, clean up the scattered pieces
From the floor, and so left them
Lying in the gray sand.


TO BE CONTINUED ...

MOVIE LOGIC: Poems by Erik La Prade
List Price: $12.00
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
36 pages
Poets Wear Prada
ISBN-13: 978-0615761237 (Custom)
ISBN-10: 0615761232
BISAC: Poetry / American / General


"In this latest collection Erik La Prade continues his cinematic verse celebration of urbanity and human tenderness, showing us life freeze-framed into mise-en-scènes of hilarity and heartbreak, as he walks the high wire of a 21st-century NYC life in the arts."
— ALAN KAUFMAN, author of Drunken Angel
editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry 


 "La Prade is a gifted poet, memoirist, critic, photographer, and urban chronicler of lost artistic and literary byways, with a historian's eye for New York cultural history and downtown avant-garde. Put simply, he dazzles."
— GARY SHAPIRO, journalist

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