The Age of Jive Paperback – October 21, 2014
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About the Author
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 21, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 106 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1501073265
- ISBN-13 : 978-1501073267
- Item Weight : 5.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.24 x 9 inches
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Soaking up some Sunday morning Nate Maxson.
This collection is the punkest thing I've read in a very long time, but it is a lot more, too. Nate's words flow like rush hour traffic on I-25 past the orange barrels of readers' minds. Some of it is just a blur the first time by...and some of it feels like it's being steered straight at my rib cage...and some of it...well, some of it, makes me want to jump right in and head off to where old Route 66 ends in the sand....
Consider, "Conquistador's Birthday," which begins on page 11 and wraps up with many lines in between over on page 16. Not that Maxson always needs this room. One of my favorites in the collection, which is no slim volume, is "Ophelia Before Jumping," which wraps up much sooner than some of the other titles.
I enjoyed, Red Eye, where "Just a moment/ While below/ Rolling/ Someone else's moment" puts you in an airport. Which is one of the shorter pieces in this collection. Most of the poems are long and wordy, perfect if you enjoy those types. There were definitely lines that made me stop and savor the meaning as in, "No matter how much it's hammered, glass always stays sharp" from Joan of Arc vs the Magicians of Kansas.
As a poet/author myself, I always enjoy when authors leave the poem to my imagination instead of giving a preface to every piece about why they wrote it or what it's supposed to symbolize. The author allows you to revel in the pieces and gain your own experience with each one.