Saturday, November 23, 2013

Review of "Mural with HUD Housing & School Bus (1980)" by Adrian Matejka

"Mural with HUD Housing & School Bus (1980)" by Adrian Matejka, a creative writing teacher at Indiana University in Bloomington, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on November 22, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23764?utm_source=PAD%3A+Mural+with+HUD+Housing+%26+School+Bus+%281980%29+by+Adrian+Matejka&utm_campaign=poemaday_112213&utm_medium=email

The poet reveals in his notes that his poem is an ekphrastic love song inspired by the work of David Alfaro Siqueiros' painting "Echo of a Scream" (pictured).  Honestly, I do not see the connection.  I suspect the poet was jonesing for a cigarette at the time he composed the poem, as there are quite a few references to cigarettes in it.

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