Mark Silverberg πŸ”ˆ

Nicole Kidman Glows in the Dark

A found poem

Here are the five things that Nicole Kidman is likened to most often:

1.A thoroughbred horse: “Before she was a thoroughbred, she was an awkward filly.”

2.A piece of porcelain: “There is something waxen and watchful and self-possessed about Kidman, so that, even when she’s smiling, she never seems liberated.” (Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker)

3.A parcel of land in a suburban subdivision: “Nicole has become, as they say, a hot property.”

4.Pre-Raphaelite angel: “Too feminine to be a schoolgirl, too gangly to be a woman.”

5.Trendsetter for bangs: “Nicole Kidman’s bangs in Big Little Lies are the best thing that’s happened to her career in a decade: they make it impossible to talk about her forehead.”

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About the Author

Mark Silverberg is the author of the award-winning Believing the Line: The Jack Siegel Poems. His poetry has appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, Contemporary Verse 2, The Ekphrastic Review, and The Nashwaak Review.