Palm Trees by Nick Twemlow

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You might want to sing for joy when “your bourbon’s/ warmed to a nosebleed,” even if you don’t know whether that’s sadness or mirth.
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Poetry. Winner of the 2013 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. "Like us, palm trees are imports, and seem to come from everywhere but here," writes a reporter for the Los Angeles Times in an article lamenting the dying days of the once-ubiquitous palm trees of L.A. Named for those iconic imported exotics that flank the boulevards of America's strangest city, PALM TREES is a collection of poems characterized by a revved-up, ruminative musicality, and it issues its swan song in a voice that channels the restless globalism of America in the new century. The poems shuttle from airport to boardroom, boardroom to living room, making the kind of foreboding observations that might issue from a drug-addled and paranoid Delphic Oracle.
 

About Nick Twemlow

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NICK TWEMLOW lives with his family in Iowa City, where he writes and makes films. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit nicktwemlow.com
 
Published December 1, 2012 by Green Lantern Press. 77 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 15 2013

You might want to sing for joy when “your bourbon’s/ warmed to a nosebleed,” even if you don’t know whether that’s sadness or mirth.

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