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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review of Lorca at Sevilla by B.Z. Niditch

These poems by B.Z. Niditch roll in at you like ocean waves with the incoming tide, one after the other, inexorably, reinforcing the poet’s internal imagery with an insomniac’s edgy persistence. Even the cover portrait of Frederico Garcia Lorca is repeated as the title page and again appears after the table of contents.

As a matter of fact, one of the poems in this attractive book entitled Memory is printed twice, first on page 16 and then again on page 64. I suspect this is simply a production error. Nevertheless, the logic of printing this particular poem twice does make odd sense, given its title and context.
Many of the poetic images also repeat, but with different twists and varying impacts.
For more of my review of Lorca at Sevilla go here: http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2012/03/lorca-at-sevilla-by-b.html

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