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Mature Themes Andrew Durbin s Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry, art criticism, and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity and what constitutes personal experience both online and IRL when to go deep in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text atAM Throughout the book, Durbin s voice mutates into others in order to uncover the fading specters of meaning buried under the pristine surfaces of art and Hollywood, locating below them the other realities that structure our experience of both



10 thoughts on “Mature Themes

  1. says:

    Sometimes when a work is so new there s no way to process it My mind is a lazy organ, filled with sets designed years ago, peeling paint and rotting, but still in use as a roadmap to reality My reality, which isn t real, of course, just a fabrication, a shortcut really, to expedite my way Why would I want to do that Lazy, remember So when I open a book like MATURE THEMES by Andrew Durbin I m lost and my first instinct is to dismiss it and then quickly find the door Then


  2. says:

    I loved this short book It should not really work as well as it does, or at all, being a crazy hodgepodge of memoir, anecdotes, reflections, musings, random bits and bobs no shopping lists though, thank God not to mention the dreaded p word Poetry We all know that Real Men Do Not Read Poetry.But the poems flow organically into, and out of, the main text You cannot really skip them, as you would in a novel where poems have been inserted, for here they are part and parcel of


  3. says:

    Basically this whole thing went over my head I m an idiot but I could tell if I were smart with a brain that hasn t been fried by too much twitter I d think it were very good Lol when I was buying this book at Politics and Prose the cashier told me he was friends w Durbin Cool I m stupid


  4. says:

    is in such a weird feedback loop with pop culture


  5. says:

    Andrew Durbin s Mature Themes is like seeing a beautiful Baroque painted sunset as someone s phone background Really, that s the best metaphor I can possibly use to describe this collection of critical essays and poetry Durbin s stand out sections read Clueless against Baudelaire to describe the crisis of the modern flanuese, and a poem that describes his personal fantasy bore from a Ciara music video What Durbin does in this book is present readers with almost a handbook for how to be


  6. says:

    WoooooThis book totally convinced me Andrew is for sure my favorite contemporary writer.Mature Themes is such a rich read, very genre bending and inventive in form.All modern poets should take notes, it shifts perfectly between the personal and universal,the analogy of mundane life hand in hand with surrealism is worked in such a smart way it all becomes top grade poetry.This book will feel like it appeals to the idea of modernity and present for a long time Modern but not tacky.I just had


  7. says:

    Through juxtaposition and verbal collage of all those hollow elements of modern culture Durbin unearths the actual humanistic parts of our capitalist society that most of us have already given up on.


  8. says:

    weird book


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About the Author: Andrew Durbin

Andrew Durbin is the author of Mature Themes Nightboat 2014 and MacArthur Park Nightboat 2017 He is the Senior Editor for the Americas at frieze and lives in New York.


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