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Chronic: Poems (Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award) Hardcover – February 17, 2009


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Starred Review. This fourth collection from Powell (Cocktails) is simultaneously an accessible heartbreaker, a rare gem for connoisseurs, a genre-altering breakthrough and a long anticipated follow-up. The San Francisco–based poet has lived with, and written about, HIV for a decade, and his own illness remains a subject here; so does his celebration of gay eroticism, of love in the spirit and in the flesh. Democrac (Powell pointedly omits the Y) shows 21st-century queer anguish and outrage: does god discriminate, slashing some flags, it asks, while farther above the chapels pale heaven expires. Powell goes on to investigate many more sources of sadness and happiness, solidarity and discontent: Cancer inside a little sea takes on environmental degradation: child to come, what will you make of this scratched paradise. The unruly long lines of Powell's previous work here join more conventional-looking stanzaic lyrics; they join, too, two ultra-long poems, printed sideways, entitled Cinemascope and centerfold. This book will be remembered for years, for its serious feelings, their swerves, their tears, its jokes. A poem to a crab louse abuts a scene from the biblical binding of Isaac, and a poem in which the Twin Towers fall segues from bedroom to public space and then back: lips can say anything but first they say goodbye. (Feb.)
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Powell's long, stuttering line helps his extravagant imagination encompass the practical troubles long illness entails. No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible. (The New York Times Book Review on Cocktails)

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