Vladimir Nabokov

New "Pale-Fire" inspired poem by Tom Will

By stephen_blackwell, 7 June, 2023

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Submitted by emilia_brahm on Wed, 05/31/2023 - 23:02

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Hello- I wanted to alert you to an excellent Nabokov-inspired book. Tom Will's new epic poem, 'Pale Townie', uses all of the end rhymes from Pale Fire as its structure. I haven't liked any contemporary poetry like I have his poems, which 'are wet and alive like fish just freed from the hook, and they swim in electric diamantine patterns despite (or because of?) the atrazine in the water.' That's from my review of the book, linked here in case you'd like to learn more: https://www.onlybestprojects.com/pale-townie

It's available for pre-order here. Official release on July 8th. Published by Apocalypse Confidential.