11 February 2007


there are 16 poems in the chapbook Super 8. Richard Lopez uses the word "light" 5 times in those poems & "lit" twice more.

the poems are abt many things. one of those things is the power of film. there can be no film without light.

the word first appears in the first poem:

weighted by the
splay of light

a simple explanation of how film works. but this is a book abt many things. another of those things is the weight of desire. "splay of light" incites play.

these poems force yr hand down yr pants. & no matter how familiar that journey it still ends with an explosion of light.

1 comment:

Tom Beckett said...

Nice review, Alex.