Friday, January 3, 2014

Review: Gross Ardor

Gross Ardor
Gross Ardor by Bill Rasmovicz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The poems in Gross Ardor by Bill Rasmovicz are an interesting maze of scenes, descriptions and everything that humans put up with in this life. This is the type of poetry that you don't just read once--you'll want to read it three or four times just to pick up all of the things you didn't catch the first time. Each work also has those quintessential lines that just bring it all home, such as "And what is/the heart but a telephone fluttering with a bomb/threat" from "The Loveliest Cities" or "You created your own weather system by entering a room." from "Migrations Wrested." Simply put, if you like good poetry, you'll want to read this collection.

*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

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