Loplop in a Red City

Loplop in a Red City

by Kenneth Pobo
Loplop in a Red City

Loplop in a Red City

by Kenneth Pobo


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The poems in Kenneth Pobo's Loplop in a Red City spring from artworks old and new, figurative to abstract, Vincent Van Gogh to Leonora Carrington to Max Ernst. Like those works, the poems in Loplop are agonized and idyllic, uneasily at home in the surreal, animated, beautiful, and complex.

Praise for Loplop in a Red City:

Not only does Pobo’s work lead me to visualize new works of art … but it also gives me works that are known in a new way. — Eclectica

Pobo sees art as intricately tied to life. This notion pulsates throughout the collection. — Compulsive Reader

These wonderful poems go way beyond mere ekphrasis. They're little masterpieces in their own right, bursting with exuberant life from the page and into our memories without our having to know anything about the paintings that inspired them. - Robert Cooperman, author of In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry

There's no ego here; it's laid bare, without any ribbons or bows, and in that simplicity, somehow more complex than most.... Pobo's talents for finding the right words, his precision as an artist, sing from the canvas in this collection. - Jerrod Edson, author of The Moon Is Real

Loplop in a Red City offers us a taste of super powers: Pobo's poems present lyrical, verbal play, and we also gain new insight into art, art history, and the painters who created the great works.... Pobo's poems will provide artistic companionship in the days and years ahead. - Marilyn Kallet, author of The Love That Moves Me

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939530035
Publisher: Circling Rivers
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Pobo's work has appeared in Hawaii Review, The Fiddlehead, Mudfish, Indiana Review, Madison Review, Caesura, Eclectica and more. He is author of over 20 poetry collections and chapbooks, including his collection Bend of Quiet, which won the 2014 Blue Light Press Book Award. He teaches creative writing at Widener University in Pennsylvania.

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