Reviews: What we’ve been reading lately
It just so happens that your ringmasters — Carolee, Deb and Jill — read quite a bit of poetry. And we bet you to, too.
Since we have a “reviews” heading under the Big Top, why not point you in the direction of recent blog posts from community members about books?
We’ll start it off:
- Carolee read Rough Honey by Melissa Stein recently and has a few words (and some representative lines) at her blog, Carolee Sherwood.
- Deb read Blameless Mouth by Jessica Fox-Wilson and is stop number two on a virtual blog tour. She shares bits of poems, links to some found online, and provides a Q&A on the question of personal/persona poetry.
Have you posted about a poetry collection you’re reading? It doesn’t have to be a full-fledged or formal review. Email a link to your post to email@example.com. We’ll gather up your links and every week or so (not on any particular schedule — remember how laid back we are around here?) plop them into a Big Tent post. We think it will be fun to hear your voices not just in your own poems but in how you react to the poetry of others!
I’ve got reviews of Yehoshua November’s book God’s Optimism, and of Merle Feld’s book finding words, coming out Zeek at some point. I’ll drop a link when those reviews go live!
I recently reviewed Jackie Kay’s new book Fiere for Brighton Blogger’s Book After Book blog – you can read it at: http://bookafterbook.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-review-fiere.html.
I’ve also just reviewed Mark Doty’s My Alexandria on my over Forty Shades Blog: http://foundcraftygreenart.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-alexandria-by-mark-doty.html
My post and haiku about Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden Of Verses isn’t exactly a review. It’s more of a recollection of a strong childhood memory and influence: A Childhood Shadow.