Four Palimpsest Titles Reviewed in The Goose

Four Palimpsest Titles Reviewed in The Goose

Although we’re in the midst of winter, these Palimpsest poetry titles are hot hot hot. Still haven’t had a chance to read them? Check out these reviews in The Goose – and even better, pick up or order copies of each book so you can read them yourself!

Patricia Young’s Summertime Swamp Love is reviewed by Christine Lowther: “This book is funny and moving, shattering and hilarious, intelligent, deep and a swinging good time.” What more incentive do you need to kickstart a little heat?

Kelly Shepherd, in his review of Yvonne Blomer’s As If a Raven, writes, “With both a mythopoetic imagination and a naturalist’s eye, Blomer reminds us that birds are metaphors and ideas and more: in her poetry they are creators, angels, omens, people.”

Gillian Harding-Russell reviews Ruth Roach Pierson’s Realignment and Ariel Gordon’s Stowaways. Of Realignment, Harding-Russell praises the collection’s experiential and emotional revelations: “Although these poems breathe the air of living rooms with pianos, draw inspiration from film and painting, nature is uncovered at a base layer of the poet’s experience and simple joy or sorrow.

Harding-Russell also focuses on Gordon’s sense of humour and wit: “With its freshness of metaphor and crazy juxtapositions, its ironic and often comic twists in narrative, Stowaways is a collection that will hold readers’ eyes and play with their wits to the end.” And, bonus, a new poem by Gordon, “Gory,” is published in the same issue.

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