Forever Turn The Midnight Carousel: Poems and Short Stories
With the opening lines of his new book, Forever Turn the Midnight Carousel, Matthew Abuelo asks “What do you see? / What do you see when you lift the drawn shades?” What lies in the poems and stories beyond the drawn shades is the universe of Mr. Abuelo’s New York–its gutters, its streets, its skyscrapers–its people and their stories. It is a dizzying and urgent universe rendered in language just as urgent. These are words that will “dance forever” and “never die.”
I have the privileged of reading yet another amazing work by Matthew Abuelo! Midnight Carousel will take you on a colorful, yet deep, deep as a midnight sky, ride. The ever turning spiral of emotions are filled in every line, stanza and verse as you are brought high and then downward again. The love of a city that is wrapped up in the arms of an old lover, that is slowly deteriorating around some while flourishing around newfound mistresses of whose sole purpose is to dine on the fatted-calf. Matthew paints a glorious picture with words as he shows the side of the “city that never sleeps” that very few and only those true professionals who keep the midnight oil burning long after midnight ever see. I highly recommend reading Midnight Carousel and following this profound writer. I look forward to interviewing him again very soon.”
138 pages, $16.95
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