Popcorn Icons and Other Poems Celebrating Movies
2023 FAPA Award Winner
This anthology of poems is a celebration of various aspects of the moviegoer’s experience, which can often be complex or surprising, even disquieting. Many of the poems are homages to beloved classic movies including wonderful silent movies; others examine more contemporary cinema. Some poems address the discussions and obsessions of cinephiles, those odd zealots whose excitement for movies and knowledge of their history are often extraordinary. Some familiar titles: Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Some Like it Hot. Some less familiar: The Battleship Potemkin, Pather Panchali, Wind River, and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Marilyn, Garbo, Hitchcock and Kubrick are recognized, and so is the allure of the Oscar. Above all, the reader will be treated to poems which resonate with the poet’s mad passion for cinema as an art form rather than as a casual entertainment. Hopefully readers will want to revisit some of their favorite movies and perhaps see them through a different lens.
Another fine book from Meat For Tea Press.