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Book Review of The Best Disguise by Susan McLean

Book Review —

Susan McLean: The Best Disguise

(The University of Evansville Press, 2009)
ISBN 0-930982-68-1, $15.00

 

      The best disguise is nakedness, McLean’s
      first line asserts (if I may paraphrase).
      She spends her book unpacking what that means.

Book Review of The Ache of Appetite by Rachel Hadas

Book Review —

Rachel Hadas: The Ache of Appetite

(Copper Beech Press, 2010)
ISBN 978-0-914278-84-9, $12.00 

 

The Best Disguise

The Best Disguise by Susan McLean, recipient of the 2009 Richard Wilbur Award, is a remarkable collection of varied lyric poems that examine contemporary life with wit, insight, and a profound intensity. As Philip Dacey comments, "In any mode -- plangent or bawdy, searing or witty -- the poems in this book consistently project both a consummate artistry and an affecting humanity." Despite the author s obvious erudition and formal skills, the poems in The Best Disguise are as accessible as they are affecting and memorable.

cover of The Best Disguiseauthor: McLean
Susan
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0930982681
binding: Hardcover
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $14.84 USD


Julie Stoner

Julie Stoner, a former librarian, homeschools her daughters in San Diego.  She is a regular participant at Eratosphere, Able Muse’s online workshop site.

Book Review of Sappho: Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments Translated by Aaron Poochigian

Book Review —

Sappho: Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments

Translated with an introduction and notes by Aaron Poochigian, and with a preface by Carol Ann Duffy. Penguin Classics (London, 2009)
ISBN 978-0-140-45557-1 U.K. £8.99, Canada $17.50, U.S.A. $14.00

 

Book Review—Julie Stoner

Book Review of Her Place in These Designs by Rhina P. Espaillat

Book Review —

Rhina P. Espaillat: Her Place in These Designs

(Truman University Press, 2008)
ISBN 978-1-931112-89-5, $15.95

 

That’s a weird cover! What are you reading, Mom?”

Her Place in These Designs

From her early childhood in the Dominican Republic, Rhina Espaillat learned the pleasures of traditional lyric poetry with wordplay, repetition, and patterns of sounds that allow for interplay between sound and sense. In this engaging and sensitive collection of poetry, she illuminates what is universal in women's lives and draws our attention to the humanly touching experiences.

cover of Her Place in These Designsauthor: Rhina P. Espaillat
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1931112894
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.95 USD
amazon price: $15.95 USD


Julie Stoner

Julie Stoner, a former librarian, homeschools her daughters in San Diego.  She is a regular participant at Eratosphere, Able Muse’s online workshop site.

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