Sunday, November 1, 2015
Lucas d Lima
Except for the last three lines, I really like “all i wanna say is that they don’t really care about us” up at the PEN website. It's the most engaging poetry I've yet read by de Lima, whose penchant for all-caps lettering has never sparked my interest. These poems are not stylized in that manner; rhetoric, rhythm, and image do their do--work--carry through. All-caps, often, appears like a voice yelling from a stage and it's not strong enough to carry to the back-row--aka opera singer who lacks sufficient skill. It's lovely to see timbre both delicate and possessed heft. Hear-here--here-hears; cheers!