Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Susanna Childress reviews Jericho Brown's Please for Valparaiso Poetry Review, Vol XI, No. 1. A taste: "The poems are smart and raw, but readers will recognize this as distinct from clever or pitiable, in part because the writer does not ask his readers to recognize them as such. Any insight, any complexity here is the result of intricate tonal and metaphorical maneuvering, crafting, nuance: questioning and requiring all at once, the way the word please is both a desire and a demand." For the complete review, visit www.valpo.edu/vpr

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