It's Just You & Me, Miss Moon

It's Just You & Me, Miss Moon

by Emily Moon
It's Just You & Me, Miss Moon

It's Just You & Me, Miss Moon

by Emily Moon

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"In the first poem of this collection, Emily Moon shows us Weldon Kees at his typewriter, making art 'for a future that looks/as empty and bleak/as

the present'-thereby flashing Kees out of the mid-twentieth century into our time. Here are the haze of cigarette smoke, the taste of whiskey, jazz on the soundtrack, walk-ons by Pope Francis and Frida Kahlo, and locations chosen or invented by Moon, the poet-director. Here is her version of Kees' shadow/symbol, the character Robinson, presented as an obsession. These poems about Kees offer mysteries, deeply appropriate for a man whose life story includes his sudden disappearance in 1955-a mystery still, serving here as a touchstone for Moon's poetry."

-Judith Arcana

"Emily Moon's debut explores a groundbreaking potential for mystery. Lines like, 'Sounds of the harbor clanked around us. / Salt breeze carried a tang of diesel / and sewage. / A clock chimed some ways off. / He checked his watch. Cinderella hour' bring this poetical film noir to life. For the reader interested in both story and lyricism, it's just you & me, miss moon is in a revelatory league of its own."

-Hannah Beresford, Poetry Editor at No Tokens

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733824699
Publisher: First Matter Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Peter Hamer lives in Estacada, Oregon. He sits on the Estacada Area Arts Commission, is the Music Coordinator for the Estacada Summer Celebration annual art and music festival, and serves on the board of the Performing Arts Group of Estacada. He is the founder of the Estacada Poetry Project. His work has appeared in Take a Leap, Spank the Carp and the 2020 Clackamas County Poets and Artists Calendar.
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