Tuesday, April 21, 2009

There once was a gumshoe named Sam ...

Gerald So sends word of the upcoming second issue of "The Lineup: Poems on Crime." I posted a notice of the first issue last year, and I can tell you that some of the poems packed a hard-boiled crime punch. Fans of narrative concision and crime songs might also want to check out "The Lineup" and open their minds to poetry about crime.

Gerald says he hopes to send the second issue to print early next month. Check the Lineup blog for more information, including where to buy the books.

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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Blogger Loren Eaton said...

May I add Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover" to the mix? It read a little like a serial killer thriller.

April 22, 2009  
Blogger Dorte H said...

There once was a fella called Peter
who posted on writing in meter
about gumshoes and crimes
with punch for all times
but all I can do is teeter.

April 22, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, Loren. The poem might also fit into the several posts I've made about proto-crime classics and crime elements in "serious" literature.

April 22, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Here is Browning's full text.

April 22, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

In a blog about crime fiction
In the town of Philadelphia
Appears questionable diction
Highly questionable diction

April 22, 2009  

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