I love old films and I especially love film noir. In this collection I celebrate some of the characters, plots, and familiar settings of film noir through poetry. Inside you’ll find dark cityscapes and blind alleys. There are private-eyes, taxi dancers, thugs, mugs, crime bosses, night club sirens, crooked cops, gun molls and a morgue full of bodies. The newsreels and the previews of coming attractions are done. The projectionist is nicely drunk. Settle back in your seat, claim the armrests on both sides and enjoy the feature. – David Jibson
Poem Noir is out of print, but a digital edition is now available free to anyone from the author’s website. https://davidkjibson.com/
Yes. I’m giving this poetry chapbook away free to anyone.
As death comes to Augie, it parallels the death of the American family farm and a culture that once helped to define who we are. This chapbook tells the story of Augie and his family in a series of twenty free verse poems.
Michigan Gothic is out of print but is now available as a free download in PDF format. Just click the cover photo to get your copy.
I wrote Honky-Tonk, which originally appeared in Fried Chicken and Coffee, with a particular road house in mind. Its name came from the fact that its distance from each of three small towns in rural Michigan was seven miles and it was owned for a period of time by my mother. The poem is now included in Protective Coloration (Kelsay Books, 2020). It’s available from Kelsay and from Amazon.