Carmen Leigh Keates

Exoskeletonism: Writing Poetry about the Films of Akira Kurosawa

These lines are from a second poem of mine about the image of the actor Toshiro Mifune in the Akira Kurosawa film Rashomon (1950), a follow-up to my poem ‘The Bandit Without Mifune’, which refers to an autonomous image of the bandit character waking in the oil of the celluloid – a much better line than those above, I know.

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Review Short: Diane Fahey’s November Journal and Carmen Leigh Keates’s Meteorites

The most recent work by Diane Fahey, November Journal, and Carmen Leigh Keates’ first collection, Meteorites, represent two offerings of quiet intensity controlled and mediated by distinct voices and their respective energies.

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