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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.

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: $15.00 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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