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Friday, June 21, 2013

Review of Imaginary Planet by Alan Elyshevitz

Some writers puzzle over words and phrases, positioning them, trimming them, easing them into place. Others, like Alan Elyshevitz, take their poetical wands in hand and, through a kind of grammatical gravity, spin their imaginary worlds into solid being from the dust and debris surrounding their commonplace lives.

Like the orbiting planets they mimic, these poems appear from afar to rotate seamlessly, peacefully, and, above all, with a uniform consistency. But upon closer examination the fragments of broken lives and the awful motes of death and change become quite evident.    For more of my review of Imaginary Planets go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2013/06/imaginary-planet-poems-by-alan.html

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