Inspired and informed by the music and urban landscape of New York City, Tongue a Groove employs jazzy and descriptive language in a sweep of city-life experiences and memories. A passionate rendering of incidents in spaces that include the subway, a school for the handicapped, and the Museum of Modern Art, Stephen Cramer employs richly sensual language and a wide range of imagery. Alluring portrayals of butterfly migrations, graffiti, and city buses complement this collection's connection to the everyday hoots, shouts, and yammer of the streets._x000B__x000B_--or you can open_x000B_your mouth a stick out_x000B__x000B_your tongue, _x000B_take that fugitive impulse _x000B_from the artist's hand_x000B_straight into your very gut_x000B__x000B_a maybe find out along the way_x000B_if the lime-green_x000B__x000B_of that inverted roof_x000B_a the burnt almond_x000B_of the filling station's_x000B_roadside grasses_x000B__x000B_live up to their names._x000B_--from qTasteq_x000B_... sometimes in earlier versions: Artful Dodge: Asheville Poetry Review: Atlanta Review: Barrow Street: Green Mountains Review: Haydena#39;s Ferry Review: ... Mid aA meriean Review: North American Review: South Dakota Review: Southwest Review: aCloistersa aEast River View: Renditionsa aAscensiona aThe Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Paintinga ... aBefore Youa appeared in Bluesfor Bill, Kurt Brown, Meg Kearney, Donna Reis, Estha Weiner, editors, Akron University Press 2005.
|Title||:||Tongue & Groove|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2007-09-10|