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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review of There It Is: New & Selected Poems by Michael Casey

When understated, casual, colloquial poetry—you know, the type that anyone can write—jolts winsome expectations with subtext after insightful subtext, watch out. Michael Casey has been writing this type of poetic narrative at least since 1972, when Stanley Kunitz chose his book Obscenities for the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Casey’s new book, there it is New & selected Poems, chronicles his inspired career with lyrical monologues like no others. His poetry lures you in with its blue collar simplicity and sets you up, sometimes within a single piece, sometimes cumulatively. For more of my review of there it is go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2017/09/new-selected-poems-by-michael-casey.html

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