Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A powerful review of Imagined Sons by Eileen Tabios at Galatea Resurrects

Eileen Tabios has reviewed Imagined Sons at her poetry review site, Galatea Resurrects. Here's a passage: "But Imagined Sons is also important for showing how craft allows for the effective portrayal of a loss so expansive it could easily wriggle out of control into poetic “laxness” (for lack of a better word; I have read a lot of poems by those touched by orphanhood and/or adoption and many simply sag under the weight of the topic).  In this sense, too, Etter was wise in choosing the prose poem whose form allows the suppleness required for such a fraught topic. 

Here’s another example from a book that deserves to be read in its entirety—this example reveals the utter fearlessness of Carrie Etter (whose lack of timidity here honors Poetry), and how, sadly, the downside of not knowing is that one can imagine anything [...]."

You can read the whole review here.


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