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You have to give Simonds credit for being this daring. It takes guts to experiment as she does, even more guts to keep it readable, filled with music and insight. Powerful and filled with talent, here is a young poet to watch.
When poetry is this sharp, this accessible without becoming banal, this thought provoking, you must stand up and cheer the poet. Imagine Richard Pryor meeting Bukowski and you get the idea here. Brilliant.
Knox's trademark black humor, wild freewheeling nature and sharp insight shine through in this collection. As wild as a gunfight, as personal as memoir, Knox continues to stun.
Knox will push the autobiographical territory in her poems, but she also inhabits characters as a method actor does. She uses black humor, criticism, ribald textures to take the reader on a sharp, hard ride. There is great energy and intensity to these poems in ways too many poets lack.
Incredible wordplay, a deft look at womanhood. Pafunda's poems have the breadth and motion of short stories, which accounts for her numerous inclusions in Best American Poetry. Fascinating and beautiful.
It's not often we see satire done so well in poems. Here Compton takes a look at the various works of advice for young women available in the 19th century. As with our best poetry and our finest satire, what she exposes says as much about ourselves today as it does the inanity of another age.