Emergency Anthems

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Emergency Anthems

Emergency Anthems Alex Green s work blossoms on the page like small explosions A surf side Spoon River tinged with Chandler Dali and David Lynch Neon sunsets lost girls grifting tennis instructors and dazed surfer

  • Title: Emergency Anthems
  • Author: Alex Green
  • ISBN: 9781936767373
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alex Green s work blossoms on the page like small explosions A surf side Spoon River tinged with Chandler, Dali, and David Lynch Neon sunsets, lost girls, grifting tennis instructors, and dazed surfers with bite scars shaped like lightning bolts And through it all, the dark, swift flash of sharks Serious and hilarious, Green s pop culture satire lunges with the same d Alex Green s work blossoms on the page like small explosions A surf side Spoon River tinged with Chandler, Dali, and David Lynch Neon sunsets, lost girls, grifting tennis instructors, and dazed surfers with bite scars shaped like lightning bolts And through it all, the dark, swift flash of sharks Serious and hilarious, Green s pop culture satire lunges with the same deft surprise as those sharks Tom DiCillo, director of When You re Strange and Living In Oblivion

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    1. Paul Gleason on said:

      This review was originally published in Stereo Embers Magazine.When I was in the middle of reading Alex Green’s beautifully desolate new book, Emergency Anthems (Brooklyn Arts Press), I had to pull myself out of the volume’s prose-poetry trance and watch Jaws.It’s not that I needed a respite from reading (the intensity, passion, and earnestness with which Green writes are enough to make you want to read the book straight through, in one sitting). Rather, I desired to understand sharks, one [...]

    2. Martine McDonagh on said:

      Will come back to these time and again. On second reading now. At least one brilliant metaphor per page. The perfect book to take along wherever you go. Funny, sad, dark, wry, you name it, it's here. 'dragged apart so far in the darkness, the police ran out of yellow tape at the crime scene.'

    3. Michael Roman on said:

      Green's poetry and prose manage to somehow capture the stillness of an Edward Hopper painting and the current of the Atlantic Ocean in hurricane season all at once, often in the same line. Reading how flashlight beams "glide through the darkness like leftover parts of a good idea", how a bee hive "throbs and breathes like an organ doing what it's supposed to do", or when winter falls "the frozen faculty will slowly move to meetings with the crooked shoulders of a Greek chorus" and "when you're m [...]

    4. Nancy Kho on said:

      "Alex’s musical chops inform the entire collection. What I loved about reading this slim little book is how much it replicates the experience of listening for the first time to an album that you are destined to wear out and buy in two additional formats. At first read-through, the stories are a disconnected. A guy plays the Stone Roses for a girl who doesn’t fall for him, a woman writes a book about the history of the parasol, a captain sets his boat on fire. Maybe you like Songs 1 and 3 and [...]

    5. David Porter on said:

      Alex Green’s Emergency Anthems is some of the most beautiful poetry I have ever read, so passionate, so evocative (feline in its movement), so precise (canine in its attentiveness), so straight up and inarguably good it makes me giggle when I read it. The word stunning applies here; these are poems that sizzle. I love Alex’s poems the way I love my favorite songs. These poems sing like a train on its rails.Like Brassai or Hopper, Alex captures darkness, nights, those underwater hours when we [...]

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