By Margaret Randall
About Little Charlie Lindbergh, like previous Margaret Randall poetry collections, offers a distinct poetic voice via a respected elder within the style. those poems are all approximately making connections, a lot of them unforeseen. Randall hyperlinks nationwide occasions with intimate relations moments, old ruins with present-day groups, and prehistory with heritage (making a powerful argument for the previous as part of the latter). daily speech and expressions that experience develop into social clichés or advertisements banter locate their method into those poems and obtain the precision of literary splendor. undemanding speech turns into passionate lyricism. This booklet offers misinform the concept that so-called political poetry needs to through nature come off as propagandistic; complexity and beauty are consistently current. The poems gathered right here be aware of start, love, loss, Jewish id, household and overseas violence, the surroundings, language, artwork, type, race, gender, and sexual identification. some of these doubtless disparate matters are associated via an empowering manner of seeing and asserting. this can be social justice poetry that packs a wallop and strikes the reader deeply.
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About Little Charlie Lindbergh and Other Poems by Margaret Randall