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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Review of Eating Grief at 3 A.M. by Doug Holder

What can you say about a poet who hates tulips, morning birdsong, and the seasonal promise of spring? Yeah, that’s what I thought too. But we would be wrong. Doug Holder, the author of this amazing little chapbook, Eating Grief at 3 A.M., lives his poetry. On the one hand he exudes the feverous, edgy images of an insomniac; on the other hand he channels Henny Youngman in a manic comedy- by- the- numbers shtick. The combination saddens, disturbs, and ultimately enlightens with its unflinching insights into the forgotten and discarded denizens populating Holder’s eclectic landscapes.  For more of my review go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2013/10/eating-grief-at-3-am-by-doug-holder_19.html

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