Monday, July 23, 2007
in Cars: more than meets the eye
Although I admit to love watching high-end motorsports, I can't say I'm usually a fan of much else about cars. But look out, here comes a book to challenge that.
This book's a matter of poetry meets cars -- and roller-skating. But it's more than just wheels. It captures a sense of explosive teen energy, along with all that sweaty sex, complete with anticipatory aspects.
Of course, there's a much deeper core running along that double yellow line poet Kimmy Beach balances on as she takes us down the highway. These poems look unflinchingly into the face of shocking loss.
This range of emotional experience is balanced by enough musical references to make a complete soundtrack. I'm only sad that Turnstone couldn't provide an accompanying CD. Guess you'll just have to make your own. When you do, crank the volume and get ready for one heckuva ride.