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Journal of No. 118

May 18th, 2012

At Louche Ends, by Maria Alexander @ 05:12 pm

At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Abinsthe-Minded is a slim volume of ladyeuthanasia's Stoker nominated poetry.
It's hard to review poetry. It's hard to review stuff written by people ya know. This is double-hard.
I'm not a big fan of free verse, but the form (or lack thereof) does seem to be a good one for these late-night thoughts. The best of the poems (of which there are more than a few) have the rhythm and music of fine speech. Probably the strangest thing about reading some of these poems is that knowing the poetess occasionally provides some personal insight into them. For other poems I can appreciate the sense and the tone, but I can't help wondering if I might gain a similar personal understanding if I just offered Maria the right drink at the right time and got the right story out of her.
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Date:May 20th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)

Absolutely. Stories can be told in many different ways, and poetry isn't the only way to tell these particular stories, especially since they're confessional in nature, rather than fictional.

Journal of No. 118