Dodo Feathers: Poems 1989 – 2019
Published by International Psychoanalytic Books, 2019.
Limousine, Midnight Blue: Fifty Frames from the Zapruder Film is a sequence of fifty 14-line elegies for President John F. Kennedy. It uses the Zapruder Film of the murder as a prism through which to view America & the world. Refracted rays touch on crime & punishment; guilt & responsibility; charisma & love; the dying victim’s experience during the stretched-out seconds of his violation & death; & the dark world of war profiteering, narco-traffic, & deceit where the facts of power determine history. Epic tradition (e.g., Homer, Dante, Milton) shares these pages with science, religion, & popular culture. Limousine, Midnight Blueis a haunted book about a haunted film of an event whose hungry ghosts still walk the American unconscious, rattling their chains louder every year.