Sweet Herbaceous Miracle
Emily Dickinson and other nature poet lovers may want to update their collection with this book. I found some of the selections to be odd; however, some of the poems are amazing. It is because of the fantastic poems that you will want to buy this collection.
The poem “Epistle to the Rats” is very creative with a brief allusion to Tennyson’s “crannies.” It is a beautiful ode to the vulgarest creatures and wonderfully original. You won’t forget “Breath Sounds” and its wonderful recognition of suffering children and those who care for them. “Katsaridaphobia: Fear of Cockroaches” celebrates the small odious creatures in Berwyn Moore’s fear trilogy. “What the Wind Said” harkens to our nighttime awakening with the sound of rushing wind and awakens our awareness of nocturnal grief. Moore shows that she has mastered her artform by also writing hysterically funny poems like “Dirty Talk: A Marriage Poem” which brings love’s ardor into daylight’s reality. Readers will enjoy the previously mentioned poems, along with others. I highly recommend this book to poetry lovers who enjoy a variety of poetic topics.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||88 pages|
|Publisher||BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|
|Category||Poetry & Short Stories|