Don’t Moan So Much (Stevie), by Curtis L. Crisler
America like flying fish out of a blue wet, thuddin into hot- / greased pan. Think Jackson 5’s Motown audition—MJ on fire.
Curtis L. Crisler’s new collection is tapping feet to Motown, raising up those indelible tunes, Stevie Wonder’s storyline woven from the lavish lineage of soul and jazz and pop, threaded like DNA into the music of MJ and those who follow.
It was a moaning masterpiece Mahalia Jackson spilled off her dresser. U learned to moan by playing with her floral arrangements. U learned to moan by putting her bees in Ur mouth.