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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Review of Manual by Richard Berengarten

A psalter of sorts, Richard Berengarten’s Manual reaches out to the tangible barriers of tangled brush and creosoted borders and reaches in to the foam-tossed mysteries which underlie human consciousness. He prays for connection. Holding the book spine down, ready to open, the front and back covers constitute a subtly shaded set of praying hands a la Albrecht Durer. Receptive palms then appear as one accesses the book’s internals. The hands are the hands of an artisan and suggest a metaphoric expression of a poet’s fusion with his muse.  For more of my review of Manual go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2016/03/manual-by-richard-berengarten.html

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