Green River Road

Green River Road

by Michael Levell


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Green River Road is Michael Levell’s first chapbook published by a press other than his own home printer. The poems use the English language as blocks arranged through chance operations and intention and then rearranged through editing and erasure to make these startling and insightful works echo with both reference and the individuality of the poet. The sources used for original material combined with personal writing from the author bring incredible results with each turn of the page and further the conversation of both the sources being used and the poet’s own mind to create something that is in between and alive on its own. At once strange and at the same time highly readable, Green River Road is a chapbook that can be experienced again and again with new results. Using traditional composition, cut-up, divination, selection, chance and collage techniques, these poems go beyond the intention of the poet, so when the reader creates the work anew with each read, the life of the poems are further enriched.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635347821
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 11/23/2018
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Michael Levell was born and raised in Southern Indiana. He presently lives in Denver, Colorado and teaches writing and literature in Aurora, Colorado. This is his first chapbook.

Table of Contents

About a Photograph 1

Perchance 2

Giant Nests over the Black City 3

In Fragments toward Oblivion 5

The Strange World of Adults 6

That’s Why 7

Ruts 8

Poem 9

Beast of O 10

William Thomas 11

Elegy 13

Christmas Letter to a Dead Friend 14

Well Shit Fire 15

I Think It was a Plain Old Robin 16

Five Poorly Translated Love Poems 17

After the Late Show 19

Guttered 20

At a Loss 21

Lion 22

In Effect 23

Venom in Rust 24

Did You Ever Find My Hand in Yours; Have You

Checked Yet? Favor 25

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