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  • By wfburke2
    Feb 21, 2018
    Every poem of this collection walks a tightrope over an abyss. The spaces between lines seem pregnant with possible revelations but only words come, more words: "meaningless" words, the poet writes, but there, on the pages, is the undeniable truth of them, and they may lie, but, who cares? The story is all, and Sweet's dystopian tale is compulsively readable...The multitude of abused, murdered, and raped come to seem more a strategy than reflection of a reality--a means of coming to grips with fear, "fear of everything," the predominant emotional echo of the work...The senseless chaos of life something to fear--life as crap-shoot sans comfort of god whom the poet can't "factor" in..."brutal blue sky...stained with poison"..."clouds like shadows of doubt," in upstate New York, cold and dark in winter, "relentless" heat in summer; but--still--there are the others, sons, wives, lovers, to consider; and, besides, "not every... More > valley/is the valley of death."< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781105189845
Publisher
severed tongue press
Published
November 23, 2013
Language
English
Pages
169
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.68 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
Product ID
21314427
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