Daryl Hall Is My BoyfriendBook - 2015
Poetry. What happens when you take something like a pop song and turn it in on itself, give it a different relevance or frame of reference, juxtapose the work against itself, against other pop music, bring it into the present, experience it in a different way? This book is a new revising of the confessional. It's about having to grow up, about those feelings we want to get back to, the people we want to get back, the people we've had to let go. Humor, love, and responsibility. Selected from among the nearly 400 manuscripts submitted to our open reading period, each poem in DARYL HALL IS MY BOYFRIEND takes its title from a line of a Hall & Oates song. The poems here are not "about" Hall and Oates songs or what they "mean," but rather what is triggered when listening to or thinking about the music, those feelings, experiences, and memories, that specific nostalgia attached only to the sort of pop music Hall and Oates created.
Publisher: Baltimore, MD :, Barrelhouse Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Call Number: 811.6 L5859d
Characteristics: 86 pages : portrait ; 23 cm