Publisher: Long News Books
Publication: May 15, 2021
120 pp • $15
Cover Art: Oil Painting by Cliff Fyman
Book Design by HR Hegnauer
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REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS:
Review. “Cliff Fyman’s Taxi Night,” by Jim Cohn in the Brooklyn Rail. 12/2021.
Review of Taxi Night, by Marc Olmsted in Sensitive Skin.
Interview of Cliff Fyman by Elinor Nauen at Rochford Street Review, October 19, 2021, Australia.
Boog City Features Cliff Fyman (2021)
Poems and Artwork by Cliff. Interviews by Elinor Nauen and Sue Visakowitz
Greg Masters rated it 5 stars on Goodreads. 6/6/2021
It was amazing
The voices of New Yorkers shine through in this stunning book-length poem that chronicles the conversations from the backseat of a cab as notated by the driver. As poet Charles Reznikoff did 50+ years ago with his grand works Testimony and Holocaust, the poet here allows the speech of others to compose the text. We get the raw and unguarded rantings and ruminations of passengers who, in aggregate, delineate – and bring to life – the wide range of class and ethnicities that make up the city. The poems build momentum using line breaks to spiral the unfiligreed recitations into ever-revealing crescendoes. (less)