Monday, November 17, 2008

New Review

I reviewed Rachel Dacus' excellent book of poems Femme au Chapeau last year for the now-defunct HerCircle E-zine. She has returned the favor with this brief review of Breaking the Glass on GoodReads:

"Jane Hirshfield's blurb calls this "a book of fierce heart and strong hands" and I concur. These spare, almost haiku-like poems have deceptively simple surfaces, but the twist of insight shows in their depths. Many of the poems deal with relationships with others and with the ineffable. The compression of these poems often has a wryness that especially appeals in the more metaphysical themes. A must-read and re-read. "

Another brief review was published this month in Northwoods Woman Magazine, "also, too," as Sarah Palin would say.