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Night Streetcars

Night StreetcarsCity Poems / Poems Beyond

by R. Cary Bynum

List Price: $15.95
ISBN:  978-1-973943-34-9
Category: Poems, Plays and Aphorisms
Pub Date: June 30, 2016
Binding: Paperback, 66 pages
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Night Streetcars is the author’s third published volume of poems. It begins with “City Poems,” an eclectic view of happenings and imaginings along the shiny tracks and shaded neighborhoods, houses and streets of the southern city, past and present. The second part, “Poems Beyond,” ventures out into a bucolic countryside where the people, places, and objects may appear familiar or recollected on the surface — but reveal a different dimension when seen closer up…or from far away.

“Take the title image: night streetcars, evocative of scene and mood that were present in our early years in Atlanta before crowding and tensions and stress created the necessity of shutting out fine vision in favor of stark staring so that we can drive our individual vehicles without mishap. But we have memories of streetcars and even of the night.  I was drawn immediately into Bynum’s love of words in descriptive phrases from the title poem like “a woman stands trackside/shouldering a brown sack,”…”  Click here to read the full review.
– Barbara Knott
Writer and Editor, The Grapevine Art & Soul Salon

“Night Streetcars tasks us to track mysterious moments and episodes remembered, sometimes voluntarily, other times not. Enigmatically, the past can never be—yet remains a part of us. Reading the lyrical exploration, you wonder why we remember silhouettes in a window, a hole formed by tire prints, a glistening helmet or even ‘a sea of kudzu,’ but we do, especially as Cary’s razor-sharp language and illusions lure us along. Read these poems and I am sure you will be forced to search out your own attic trunk of moments remembered voluntarily… or not.”
Poet and Retired Professor

“The ten-year-old tomboy dancing on a tar paper roof who alights with a smile, ‘unfallen.’ In the workshop that was his father-in-law’s, there’s ‘a sense of vibrancy still in the tools.’ The city, the country. Mercury vapor, lightning bugs. An Atlanta lifetime. Bynum sees it all clearly, loves it all dearly, and his word music, far from a dirge, rouses us. Like his ninety-year-old couple with their roses, which still ‘shine with morning dew,’ these poems are ‘unslowed.’“
Author of The Book Earth Dreams

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