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Limousine, Midnight Blue

by: Jamey Hecht
Publication Date: February 2009
$16.95 
ISBN: 978-1-59709-128-2
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Description:

This sequence of fifty 14-line poems uses the Zapruder Film of President Kennedy's murder as a prism through which to view America and the world. Refracted rays touch on crime and punishment; guilt and responsibility; charisma and love; the dying victim's experience during the stretched-out seconds of his violation and death; and the dark world of war profiteering, narco-traffic, and deceit where the facts of power determine history. Epic tradition (e.g., Homer, Dante, Milton) shares these pages with science, religion, and popular culture, now funny and now horrifying. Limousine, Midnight Blue is a haunted book about a haunted film of an event whose hungry ghosts still walk the American unconscious, rattling their chains louder every year.


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Reviews:

Philip Metres at Behind The Lines: Poetry, War, & Peacemaking

Joanne Baines at RATTLE

Mike Ruppert at FTW's Act 2 Blog: BOOK REVIEW "Limousine, Midnight Blue: Fifty Frames from the Zapruder Film"

News:

Jamey Hecht finalist for 2009 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

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