Saturday, July 29, 2017
Susan Slaviero of Blue Fifth Review has written a review on my recent poetry collection Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press 2016). First of all, just read the review for her wonderful writing in and of itself (I've posted it below), but I truly appreciated her intelligent, careful look at my poems. This is what we poets always feel blessed to receive--that someone slowed down long enough to really take in the world on the page we are trying to offer. The review was published on June 17, 2017 in the Spring Quarterly issue of Blue Fifth Review. It references some of my more cinematic poems, so I'll start with a photo of Theresa Wright, the female protagonist coming of age in the rather murky world of middle class America that Hitchcock depicts in his 1943 thriller: Shadow of a Doubt. The review follows this photo.