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Shooting script : poetry /
by Bill Tremblay.
imprint
Spokane, Wash. : Eastern Washington University Press, c2003.
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86 p.
ISBN
0910055912 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Spokane, Wash. : Eastern Washington University Press, c2003.
isbn
0910055912 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5027815
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bill Tremblay has six books of poetry, among them Crying in the Cheap Seats and most recently Rainstorm Over the Alphabet. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Colorado State University, and is the 2002 recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor Award as well as awards from the NEA, the NEH, the Fulbright Commission, Yaddo, Pushcart and inclusion in the anthology Best American Poety 2003
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"Bill Tremblay is an unusual poet in this time . . . people are real to him. I find he has a fantastic grasp of the way human psyches, especially those in distress, move; and he does not encourage the pale aesthetic stuff, but writes about the most important experiences."
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Summaries
Main Description
Bill Tremblay's Shooting Script: Door of Fire is unlike any collection of poems previously published. In it, voice becomes camera to reveal the smoky world of Diego Rivera's Mexico with its erotic and political tensions brightly drawn as background for a dance macabre involving, among others, Leon Trotsky, Rivera, the actress Paulette Goddard, Surrealist kingpin Andre Breton, and Rivera's strange and beautiful wife, Frida Kahlo. The lens of Tremblay's attention follows these characters as they circle inside their mortal questions, failings, and desires, never quite touching or saying as they intend, but always somehow working toward an integration of the personal, political, and esthetic obsessions that drive them on.
Main Description
Bill Tremblay's Shooting Script: Door of Fire is unlike any collection of poems previously published. In it, voice becomes camera to reveal the smoky world of Diego Rivera's Mexico with its erotic and political tensions brightly drawn as background for a dance macabre involving, among others, Leon Trotsky, Rivera, the actress Paulette Goddard, Surrealist kingpin Andre Breton, and Rivera's strange and beautiful wife, Frida Kahlo. The lens of Tremblay's attention follows these characters as they circle inside their mortal questions, failings, and desires, never quite touching or saying as they intend, but always somehow working toward an integration of the personal, political, and esthetic obsessions that drive them on. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
The Blue Housep. 1
Night Auguryp. 4
Welcome to the New Worldp. 5
Hollywood Comes to San Angelp. 8
A Dream and a Wakingp. 11
An Assassin Is Bornp. 13
Diego Shows Leon the Housep. 15
Dream of an Afternoonp. 18
Pyramid of the Sunp. 19
Diego Drives Leon to Cuernavacap. 21
Don't Make Me Laughp. 24
Meanwhile, In Parisp. 27
Labyrinth of Madnessp. 30
Burning the Judasesp. 32
The Writing on the Wallp. 34
Frida Renders the Mock Trialp. 36
Leon's Love Letter to Fridap. 39
The Manifestop. 42
A Night on the Townp. 45
Ramon Dreams the Conquestp. 48
Calaverap. 50
Lev Sedov's Last Hourp. 51
A Day in the Countryp. 53
Mourningp. 55
Noche de Ninos Muertosp. 57
Dream of Lubienkap. 59
Diego Voice-Over: Mirror of the Nightp. 61
Transplanting Cactusp. 63
Dress Rehearsalp. 66
Night of the Assassinsp. 68
The Smoke Clearsp. 69
Getawayp. 71
Guanajuatop. 73
Actor Without a Scriptp. 75
Blind Alleyp. 77
Wedding Plansp. 80
The Deedp. 82
In El Pocitop. 84
The Urn and the Eggp. 85
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