Kevin Connolly Happyland. The title poem in this collection is a set of nine parts is about the East Tremont fires in New York and one of the pieces recalls Triangle Shirtwaist fire that happened “79 years to the day” before the fire that is the subject of “Happyland”. There is smart use of the white space dividing the stanzas to form effects such as this
March 25, 1911:
the day the angels fell
nine floors into heaven.
There are no further lines to the page end. That is where the words stop.
To echo Oscar Wilde on page turning, sometimes halting is the appropriate response and page conditions can contribute to that response.
And so for day 233