Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: The Future Is Happy: "cheerful without being nauseating"

Here's the second review of The Future Is Happy. This one by poet Jee Leong Koh. His blog "Song of a Reformed Headhunter" offers a rich repository of poetry, art and music reviews, with insights into being and existence.

Sarah Sarai's "The Future Is Happy"
If a poet can be cheerful without being nauseating, Sarah Sarai is she. Her optimism is undergirt by a restless intelligence, a hardheadedness about the world, and a willingness to be vulnerable. She hears happiness in a tenor sax and hipness in Count Basie's Band. Music buoys her sufficiently to dance and sing:

There's no foot in the grave, only the dead.
Swing time. Bebop. If you need more, I can't help you.
(from "The Future Is Happy")

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