‘small like a tooth’

toothcover_1024x1024My third and most recent review of a collection of poems just up at the Mom Egg Review. What a fun way to experience new work and at the same time, utilize the practices of my life-long work with Women Writing for (a) Change by offering read-back lines to the public!

One of the things I most enjoy is figuring out why a particular title was chosen; and looking for the theme throughout the pieces that invited them into that particular collection. What I get from the collection and its grouping may have nothing at all to do with what the author intended. But isn’t that part of the point? To touch one another’s experience through the universality of one aspect, expressed in the particulars of our own?

I am grateful to the Mom Egg Review for offering this opportunity. Already I have met a number of outstanding poets and gained the privilege of calling some of them friend and colleague as a result.

4 thoughts on “‘small like a tooth’

  1. A great review with just enough judicious quotes to compel further exploration. The inchoate agony of maternal insufficiency but a kind of bottomless longing comes through in every line.

    • Thanks, Philippa for the judicious and compelling review of the review! Pleased that you read it; and perhaps you’ll also enjoy the collection itself. Good to hear from you and wishing you well 🙂

      • A pleasure Sarah. Reviews are not always as beautifully judged, enough but not too much, opinion strengthened by extracts, persuasive enthusiasm that gave good reasons. It is an art of modesty. Nice to have a reason to return!

      • Good to know! I’m new at this . . . but also realize how like the work of Women Writing this way of responding to someone else’s words can be. So in that way, I guess I’m already quite experienced!!

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