Poetry. What happens when you take something like a pop song and turn it in on itself, give it a different relevance or frame of reference, juxtapose the work against itself, against other pop music, bring it into the present, experience it in a different way? This book is a new revising of the confessional. It's about having to grow up, about those feelings we want to get back to, the people we want to get back, the people we've had to let go. Humor, love, and responsibility. Selected from among the nearly 400 manuscripts submitted to our open reading period, each poem in DARYL HALL IS MY BOYFRIEND takes its title from a line of a Hall & Oates song. The poems here are not "about" Hall and Oates songs or what they "mean," but rather what is triggered when listening to or thinking about the music, those feelings, experiences, and memories, that specific nostalgia attached only to the sort of pop music Hall and Oates created.
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erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist and curates the john oates house reading series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies and journals. Books include the precipice of jupiter, camera obscura (both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein) and murmur in the inventory. daryl hall is my boyfriend, book one in the box set trilogy, is just out from Barrelhouse; mary wants to be a superwoman, book two, is forthcoming from Third Man Books in 2017. Recent chapbooks include publications from Ypolita Press and Lame House Press; chapbooks are forthcoming in 2016 from Belladonna, Lark Press, and After Hours/The Song Cave. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA