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The Lastest Style: In Answer to Your Letter
by Patricia Gomes

Thursday, April 07, 2005
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Announcing the release of Simple Truths and Coughing Things from Little Poem Press. 

Co-authored by Patricia Gomes & Michael Paul Ladanyi

From the book:

~ The Lastest Style: In Answer to Your Letter ~

It was one of those nights
you promise yourself you won't drink
too much
then you drink
too much
because the mood is right
and the poetry's bad.
Fills the room, the gallery, the church,
the abandoned 4th floor of the now-defunct
and condemned pajama factory
  (wherever it is they choose to slam)
with toxic fumes
as one young thing
after another
seeks to impress
with their raving newness
and their inimatable style
stolen from those long dead who, of course,
did it better.  They holler, these young poets,
stomp their feet and sneer a lot.

Candice swears I left with her boyfriend;
I don't believe her, but I can't remember
how I got home, so perhaps I did.
If I did, he must have been a dreadful bore
else I'd remember him ... don't you think?
Either way, she's not speaking to me.
Candice is pink roses atop the over-frosted,
already too sweet cake.  Pretty to look at,
but a steady diet of the damned things
will kill you ... or drive you mad.
I suppose I'll miss her

after a time.

Belly shots are the thing now;
can you imagine us doing that?
baring our scars, or rolls, our
mother-bellies for all to see?  Exposed
for all the world to gawk and point at—
it is very like poetry ... don't you think?


To order Simple Truths and Coughing Things, click the link below ... bless you!

Simple Truths and Coughing Things: Little Poem Press
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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 6/19/2005
Marvelous!! SEE it all. EEk re the scars 'n'
rolls. Mine are stayin'..."down under?"
Thanks for posting your beautifully-written and
intriguing poems. I am learning...I am

'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 6/4/2005
The latest style indeed I do like the style of this
it is so down to earth yet there is a quality to it that has a surreal feel. maybe it is what is lying beneath I am not sure
It is just an Impression I get
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 5/13/2005
Patricia, there is something so everyday in your poetry, yet bringing that everyday to the surface where it shines and turns golden.
Reviewed by Tova Gabrielle 4/12/2005
Too many good lines to name. Gritty, resonant, funny, real. Refreshing and inspiring me to write.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/10/2005
Congratulations. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/8/2005
I think this is one of my favorites in the book, though
I am torn since "Putting Summer in Its Place" and "Simple Truths
En Pointe" have become my evening mantras! Every poem in "Simple Truths and Coughing Things" is a much needed exhale of the "things"
too often left festering beneath the skin--a clearing, starting at the point of conception and making its way through " wishbones, tadpole omens, black moth's wings and those final photographs; you know--the ones where we couldn't bear to brush shoulders" giving the reader many Ah-huh moments, a clear eye of perception and a few laughs along the way! It is a book I will be giving as a gift this coming holiday...these are poems we can all see ourselves in!
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/8/2005
Fantastic! A great read! The more I read, the more I wanted to read. Michelle
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/8/2005
Yes Patricia, I certainly think so (giggles). This is a lovely poem of youth's unabashed party animal. You did very well Patricia, and I enjoyed every word. May the Lord bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy tot he world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), your little den sister in the written word, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 4/8/2005
Congrats Pat and thanks for stopping by too.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 4/8/2005
CONGRATULATIONS on the new book!

"Candice is pink roses atop the over-frosted,
already too sweet cake. Pretty to look at,
but a steady diet of the damned things
will kill you ... or drive you mad."

What wonderful descriptive talents -- you say a universe of things with such elegant economy!
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 4/8/2005
the american informal style of poetry is really an eye-opener to those brought up on keats and shelley and british orotundity and formalism. Roethke is my big US poet, Corso in a few poems, too! You cast a satirical eye on the new crowd here who think they're so hip and original, when really it has mostly all been said before. k
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/7/2005
wow, i loved this. how have i missed your poetry before...or have i? this seems new and refreshing, i'll have to go back and read more
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/7/2005
Well penned Patricia!!

Love Tinka
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