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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"The Days of Wine & Roses"

Today we refer you to the recently self-published volume of poetry by Vermont native (though happy wanderer currently making home in Idaho) and fellow blogger John Hayes, called “The Days of Wine & Roses”.

Mr. Hayes’ style has been described as “beat formalist”, and some of it has already been shared with us through his fine blog “Robert Frost’s Banjo” and his poetry blog also named “The Days of Wine & Roses”.

The language is bold, and includes such rich and disparate imagery as fisticuffs on St. Pat’s in the Mill bar in Winooski,

Santa’s Land USA seen from an El Dorado…the moon looking like a glass of 2% milk about to spill…a streetlight with scoliosis.

And frankly, I’ve never read a poem before that mentioned “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, which for the uninitiated, is often noted to be the worst movie ever made.

Intrigued? Have a look for yourself. “The Days of Wine & Roses” is available at this website.


John Hayes said...

Thanks so much Jacqueline! The thing about the Mill bar is true, btw; & my sister worked at Santa's Land when she was in high school.

I very much appreciate this!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

You're welcome. If we do manage to get together on your visit, I'm going to harrange you to sign my copy.

I drove by Santa's Land once, but it wasn't in an El Dorado. I feel somehow the experience must have been incomplete because of it.

John Hayes said...

I think we should plan on getting together. I'm leaving Dedham on the 18th (assuming all goes as planned) on my way to Chesire, CT--perhaps I could drop in for lunch or a cuppa or something like that? & will definitely sign your copy!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Swell. I'll email you.

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