No one saves the world in these poems, no one takes over an entire town, knocks over a bank, terrorizes a city, or slaughters a classroom full of students. That would be too easy; that stuff is for the newspapers. These poems are about small crimes or about the quiet, intimate moments before and after big ones. Or rather, they remind us that for those most intimately involved — victims, perpetrators, survivors, a son who prays for vengeance on the man who mugged his father — any crime can radically alter the world. There are no small crimes.
Monday, April 04, 2011
The Lineup 4 Blog Tour - Day 4
Detectives Beyond Borders' Peter Rozovsky highlights John Stickney's "Creation" for the fourth stop on the So Dark For April blog tour. I especially like the final paragraph of Peter's entry: