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Sky Lounge - Mark Bibbins

Paperback

Published: 1st May 2003
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Mark Bibbins finds damaged glamour at the fringes of respectability in this exceptional debut collection

I was born
with capable eyes,

a moveable heart
and time to spare.
—from “Euphorium”

In his restless and unpredictable debut, Mark Bibbins offers a virtuosic poetry. Lovers struggle to connect; groupies, hustlers, and corporate drones covet better—or at least different—lives; locations fluctuate, without forewarning, from bars to beaches to city streets. With beguiling tonal and formal variety, these poems question the ordinary and unwitting acceptance of the status quo as they hover where “error arranges itself.” As indebted to Stereolab and Siouxsie Sioux as to any poetic lineage, Sky Lounge introduces an imagination committed to making irreverence, sensuality, and elegy into a provocative new music.

I love "Sky Lounge." Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm. "Wayne Koestenbaum"" "I love Sky Lounge. Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." --Wayne Koestenbaum "I love "Sky Lounge". Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." --Wayne Koestenbaum "I love "Sky Lounge". Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics-compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." -Wayne Koestenbaum "I love "Sky Lounge," Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." --Wayne Koestenbaum " I love "Sky Lounge," Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics-- compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." -- Wayne Koestenbaum "I love "Sky Lounge." Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." --Wayne Koestenbaum "I love "Sky Lounge. Mark Bibbins splices together idioms and idiolects into cool, smooth, transporting lyrics--compact monologues that also resemble radio plays, explosive and evaporating, with no wrong moves, and with a welcome surplus of charm." --Wayne Koestenbaum

ISBN: 9781555973803
ISBN-10: 1555973809
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: GRAYWOLF PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 16.15  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.15