Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Flock of Starlings

Transatlantic is the new novel from Colum McCann. It comes out soon, but lucky bookseller me, I got to read a free early reading copy. His novel Dancer, a novel about Rudolf Nureyev, told in many voices, is among my favorites. I wasn't trying to find a poem, but perhaps inspired by recent projects by Sarah Sloat and these Eliot erasure poems by Jeremy Halinen, this "poem" jumped out at me from a page of Transatlantic:

A flock of starlings--
                                hard-looking men in gray suits,


           on the steps of the church.

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