Friday, April 25, 2014
Publication: The Fiddlehead 259
The Fiddlehead No. 259 waiting for me in the mail. I have a review in this issue, of Rachel Lebowitz's wonderful new poetry collection, Cottonopolis. Long-time readers of this blog will know I really dug her first book, Hannus, but her new outing is even more ambitious in its scope. For a long poem about the perils of slavery and the industrial revolution, Cottonopolis is not heavy handed in the least. This is one of Lebowitz's great strengths: that she always puts the language and musicality of her poetry first, even when making larger political or societal statements. Anyway, a great book. Go check it out.