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  • Author:
    Diann Blakely
  • ISBN:
    1885266839
  • ISBN13:
    978-1885266835
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    Story Line Press; First edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    64 pages
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Farewell, My Lovelies book. Blakely’s desire for love If there is a fault in Diann Blakely’s new collection, Farewell, my Lovelies, it lies in its overly Chandleresque title

Farewell, My Lovelies book. Blakely’s desire for love If there is a fault in Diann Blakely’s new collection, Farewell, my Lovelies, it lies in its overly Chandleresque title. Blakely’s vision is indeed Noir, but it isn’t of the hard-boiled, femme-fatale- with-eye’t-kind, but more along the lines of southern Noir - with a very identifiable strain of Bible Belt predestination providing the chief cog for a fate-driven universe.

She arrives in Farewell, My Lovelies as a poet of dark and bracing powers

She arrives in Farewell, My Lovelies as a poet of dark and bracing powers. Mark DotyDiann Blakely published her first book of poems, Hurricane Walk, in 1992. Just as Diann Blakely's title pays homage to the classic crime noir writing of Raymond Chandler, the poems themselves evoke the bright, brassy lights, thick weather, and dark alleys that honeycomb human ularly those of love and lust.

Originally published in 2000, Farewell, My Lovelies delivers unflinching truths harnessed in musical eloquence. Within these poems, Blakely visits funeral parlors and lovers’ trysts; backyard barbeques and class reunions; the markets of the Yucatan and the death of Kurt Cobain. With expert precision she is able to expose the soft underbelly of the American experience, laying it bare, displaying our vulnerability, old wounds, and still jagged scars.

Farewell, My Lovelies: P. .has been added to your Cart. Blakely was also the author of Cities of Flesh and the Dead, which won Elixir Press’s seventh annual publication prize after being distinguished by the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, given for a year’s best ss.

Farewell, My Lovelies. Paying homage to the hardboiled crime-noir writing of Raymond Chandler, Diann Blakely’s second collection of poetry plays on the dark desires and lusty appetites that motivate and move us. Originally published in 2000, Farewell, My Lovelies delivers unflinching truths harnessed in musical eloquence.

Just as Diann Blakely's title pays homage to the classic crime noir writing of Raymond Chandler, the poems themselves evoke the bright, brassy lights, thick weather, and dark alleys that honeycomb human ularly those of love and lust. This is the poet's long-awaited second collection. Farewell, My Lovelies is a brilliant, touching and arresting collection of poems of undeniable, authoritative power.

Paying homage to the hardboiled crime-noir writing of Raymond Chandler, Diann Blakely’s second collection of poetry plays on the dark desires and lusty appetites that motivate and move us.

Farewell, My Love (оригинал Lunatica). Прощай, моя любовь (перевод Elvensmile из Самары). I've been feeling so uncertain. Я чувствую себя таким потерянным. Since the day you left my life. С того дня, как ты покинула мою жизнь. Now I'm standing at the crossroads.

Farewell, My Lovely is a novel by Raymond Chandler, published in 1940, the second novel he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio

Farewell, My Lovely is a novel by Raymond Chandler, published in 1940, the second novel he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio. Private detective Philip Marlowe is investigating a dead-end missing person case when he sees a felon, Moose Malloy, barging into a nightclub called Florian's, looking for his ex-girlfriend Velma Valento

Just as Diann Blakely's title pays homage to the classic crime noir writing of Raymond Chandler, the poems themselves evoke the bright, brassy lights, thick weather, and dark alleys that honeycomb human relationships--particularly those of love and lust. This is the poet's long-awaited second collection.

"Farewell, My Lovelies is a brilliant, touching and arresting collection of poems of undeniable, authoritative power. It is dense with a multitude of dramas, as Ms. Blakely's language moves, by fluid passages or sudden splices, from myth to the here-and-now, by way of films, dreams, history, punk-rock delirium, or religious vision."-Anthony Hecht

"'But what chaotic gods / the heart has always worshipped,' Diann Blakely remarks in these startling syllables and rhymes, these ingenious forms. These poems are side-of-the-mouth Chandleresque--but they are also truly lovely, musical and steeped in a farewell eloquence, making transitory but persuasive order of the chaos of the heart."-Carol Muske

"Blakely's noir style has the urbane, anxious glamour of jazz, but there's nothing cool about these fevered poems, which are fueled by intensities of desire, fury and sorrow--what Diann Blakely calls 'the music of...savagely pulsing hearts.' She arrives in Farewell, My Lovelies as a poet of dark and bracing powers.-Mark Doty

Diann Blakely published her first book of poems, Hurricane Walk, in 1992. Her poetry appears regularly in Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Review, Verse, and Pushcart. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. She lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee.


Snake Rocking
Blakely is very accomplished at wielding a variety of styles, even within a single poem, to convey her views of the world. Her scope is mostly out-of-the-way cultural practices in various parts of the US South, with excursions to New York City. She takes off in interesting ways from items in popular cultures and classical music.
Faell
The USA has been blessed with fine distaff poets -- Dickinson, Moore, Levertov, to name three -- but they are precious few, not more than one or two per century. Great poets of any gender are rarer than ivory-billed woodpeckers. What a joy it is to recognize the magnificent talent of Diann Blakely.
Her title comes, of course, from Raymond Chandler. Blakely makes, out of what one might think the most unlikely material -- Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Birmingham ballets, old movies, photographs, broken hearts -- the most amazing poetry. Read her poem "Chorale" or her sonnet "The Storm" and tell me Yeats wouldn't have been proud to have written them. Music informs her work to a degree that I'm not sure is precedented in American poetry. Langston Hughes and James Rosamond Johnson come to mind, but Blakely owes them nothing; she "takes it her own way," as bluesman Albert King used to say. Her poetry is not easy but it is transcendent. Blakely is a permanent part of modern (or "post-modern," to use a term she manages to sneak into a poem that remains nonetheless superb) English (the language, not the country) poetry.
Vishura
There's an extraordinary quality to Diann Blakely's poetry that will not escape even the most jaded eye. Simply put, she imagines things with that rarest of skills--a delivery that is both smooth as silk and deafening as a thunder-clap, sometimes within the space of a couple of lines. When was the last time you read a poem three or four times in a row just to catch that range of effects? Significantly, her power only grows with each reading. The South, rock and roll, love in all its guises--take a look at our world through the eyes of a master poet.