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August 6, 2007

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The Bridge and the River

If Gavin had asked me to link to the newest Revelator Press chapbook — “The Bridge and the River,” a collection of Tim Carmody’s poems — I would have happily done so. As it happens he did not, which gives me the opportunity to link naturally and of my own bloggy volition, for three reasons:

  1. Allegiance to Tim Carmody, who besides being a terrific blogger and poet (as you’ll see), is a prolific & erudite Snarkmarket commenter. This domain is without exaggeration about 25 percent more interesting simply because he stops in as often as he does.

  2. The poems are really good! In particular, I like “Island,” which is short but weighty; “February 13, 2002,” which — well, if movies should start with a murder, then poems should start with a moment you truly recognize, and this one does; and “Horn,” which is just sort of titanic.

  3. The chapbook’s design is pitch-perfect. Brandon Kelley knows what’s up.

Do check it out.

(Note: I love the word “chapbook.” I suspect you do as well.)

Posted August 6, 2007 at 4:04 | Comments (4) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted, Recommended


Being known as a great blog-commenter in the 21st-century is kind of like being known as a great letter-writer in the 19th. In any event, if it's how I'm remembered, I wouldn't unnecessarily be unhappy.

Tim is a rising star. In many ways, these poems of his represent a starting point. Those in academic publishing are anxious to see what contribution he will make next.

Cheers to that.

so where do i sign up for the Tim Carmody fan-club/facebook group??

Posted by: Laura on August 6, 2007 at 11:57 PM
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