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July 08, 2014


To those concerned with this particular turf, I would also strongly recommend Jacob Rakovan's The Devil's Radio (2013, Small Doggies Press). His work structured around a series of elegies, shows this same landscape through its effects on young people, the identities and relationships they struggle to form, or don't. Lyrically brilliant, the voice blends high and low, fairy tale imagination and the stark details of the real world.

Rakovan's book sounds interesting! Thanks!

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on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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