Black Lawrence Press
December 17, 2012

Arielle Greenberg on Shane McCrae’s “[We married in a taxi]”

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAOver at Voltage Poetry, Arielle Greenberg writes about a moving poem by Shane McCrae: ““[We married in a taxi]” is a poem whose energy and poignancy come from its constant turning…I love how the form and language of this poem work together, and how they beautifully—almost Cubist-ly—mimic the strange, contemporary phenomenon of having a very private, heartfelt conversation while staring blankly at a landscape passing by as one travels through it via a semi-public vehicle: the odd clash between stillness and speed, aloneness and connection.” Read more here, and look forward to Shane’s forthcoming collection from BLP.