Sunday, January 8, 2012
Review: for she, who kept the other alphabet
for she, who kept the other alphabet by Pablo D'Stair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The title of this folio is what caught my attention. I'd never heard of the author or of his poetry, but this title was intriguing. So I entered to win a copy and did, here on GoodReads.
I received the folio yesterday. As advertised, it was a small booklet with each stanza of the poem on a new page. The paper it was printed on was a darker cream and the overall booklet was very stark.
The poetry itself is free verse and very meta. It's not one that I "got" on a first read through, but one that I suspect will take on more meaning the more I read it. It's one, I think, that needs to be chewed over slowly rather than taken in a large bite and gobbled down whole.
I hope to give it a more thorough review in a week or so when I read it again with fresh eyes.
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