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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review of The Exchange by Sophie Cabot Black

Sophie Cabot Black calculates her poems into place, line by frozen line. The sharp chill and bracing rarified air within her stanzas catch the unwary reader by surprise. Only by stepping back, outside of Black’s sparsely worded but aphorism-laden constructions can one see the details of an elegant ice palace emerge from the blinding whiteness of her blank hospital-walled universe. For more of my review of The Exchange go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-exchange-by-sophia-cabot-black.html

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