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Unread 08-07-2019, 04:53 AM
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Alexandra Oliver's review of my new book, Pointing Home, is online at Mezzo Cammin HERE. Poetry by Sphereans Susan McLean, Melissa Balmain, and Marly Youmans (featured poet) are also in this issue (Volume 14, Issue 1).
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Unread 08-07-2019, 10:30 AM
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Congratulations on the review, Cathy, by a reviewer, Alexandra Oliver, who shows her own qualifications as a reviewer through her wide-ranging comments on and understanding of the context and forms of the poems. It is a great recommendation for the book, and I will order my copy now.

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Unread 08-07-2019, 03:52 PM
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An excellent review, as Susan said. Congratulations on it!

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Nice review, Cathy. Congratulations.
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Unread 08-10-2019, 01:37 PM
Ned Balbo Ned Balbo is offline
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It must be especially gratifying to receive a review from an astute critic who also happens to be one of our best North American formalist poets.

I love this part--"Chandler is a consummate observer using form not to ornament or to sanitize but to execute an active investigation into how the individual manoeuvres within constraint and suffering"--because it's also true.
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Unread 08-11-2019, 11:40 PM
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Not sure how I missed this announcement. Congrats, Cathy! (But please don't stop including translations in your collections.)
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Unread 08-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Wonderful and well deserved, Cathy. (And brava, Alexandra!)
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