You're Going to Miss Me When You're Bored

You're Going to Miss Me When You're Bored

by Justin Marks
     
 


Poetry. The poems in YOU'RE GOING TO MISS ME WHEN YOU'RE BORED integrate the sublime and the mundane, the destined and the happenstance, the dire meaningfulness of the moment and the absurd lack of consequence in the infinity. In some, the trivial becomes transcendent and in others, the transcendent turns out to be a mirage. Justin Marks treats both moments with…  See more details below

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Poetry. The poems in YOU'RE GOING TO MISS ME WHEN YOU'RE BORED integrate the sublime and the mundane, the destined and the happenstance, the dire meaningfulness of the moment and the absurd lack of consequence in the infinity. In some, the trivial becomes transcendent and in others, the transcendent turns out to be a mirage. Justin Marks treats both moments with equity, qualifying epiphanies and salvaging disappointments.

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Publishers Weekly
04/28/2014
"Things are/ as they are(n't)" in this second full-length from Marks (A Million in Prizes) where the quotidian happily lounges on the same expansive lawn as the supernatural. In these vivacious poems, the speaker professes a belief that "the maker/ should not be able to see/ himself in his art," but is quick to admit "I see/ nothing but myself." In the wrong hands this concept would fester, an overworked trope—yet Marks handles the subject deftly, inspecting the simultaneous excitement and terror behind making art in an era wherein "The difficulty of being a ‘person'/ is ‘sincerity.'" While it would be easy to despair over this depersonalization, this idea that "the self is a copy to sell The concept/ and the form," Marks instead celebrates genuine, everyday thoughts and feelings that breed familiarity. Within the space of a single poem, we might bounce from the idea of "poets so obscure/ they have emoticons for names" to such commonplace meditations as: "The difference between a tickle/ and blood is inches." Although Marks's universe is permeated with joy, he never hesitates to allow the portentous to seep in; even death ("A very real/ idea") is "Language etched/ into fiber optics Which is to say, light." (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988994515
Publisher:
Barrelhouse Books
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
1,020,560
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Justin Marks is the author of two full-length poetry collections, YOU'RE GOING TO MISS ME WHEN YOU'RE BORED (Barrelhouse Books, 2014), and A MILLION IN PRIZES (New Issues, 2009), and his latest chapbooks are We Used to Have Parties (Dikembe Press, 2014), and Best Practices (Greying Ghost, 2013). Recent work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Matter, similar:peaks, Leveler and Interrupture. He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their twin son and daughter.

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