Publication Date: May 2014
“Spooky here in this ancient chalet in autumn.”
The winner of the first Wonder Prize, Kevin Killian’s Tweaky Village is a book of poems from a dreamy Oz of delirium and nostalgia, memory and desire. Killian pays homage to the Iraq War dead, George Kuchar, old Hollywood, Kylie Minogue, friends, lovers and almost lovers: “Five years in / to a war that never ends, / I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies.” Voices from the past—Tim Dlugos, David Bowie, Abraham Lincoln—fade in and out like overheard conversation, half-remembered a dozen years later.
9/4 Harriet Blog