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Alexis Dubus – Cars And Girls (Alexis Dubus)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Confessing that he doesn’t know much about either cars or girls, poet Alexis Dubus tells a story of travels in search of nonchalance. His verses have a gentle gonzo journalism feel – still full of drugs and adventures but revealed in a calm, playful and friendly way. He spins imaginative metaphors his body is a steak, and his soul just a side but always goes for the flow of the story over the rhythm of the line, squeezing out some of the rhymes so that he can suck the audience into his absorbing narrative. Retrospectively revelling in the spirit of adventure, Dubus has created a slick hour of biographical poetry which he delivers with eloquence and unassuming charm.

The Stand Comedy Club V, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tim Bano]