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Chronic

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Chronic

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
D.A. Powell
publisher:
Graywolf Press
genre:
Fiction, Poetry

We gave it an A-

Verse Things Verse: No, not a salute to high-quality weed — these are D.A. Powell’s poems of love and loss. Richly romantic yet never sentimental, Powell’s ?work in Chronic is often addressed to ”you”: a friend, a lover, ?and you, the reader. It’s a lovely, intimate style.

Sample Lines: ”the burning of hollywood: that’s the day of the locust/everybody ?on fire, karen black, like me, & desperate to be…”

Bottom Line: Powell’s ?long lines snake into your mind and coil up to stay: ?Be forewarned. A-