Some Things Words Can Do
In her new poems, Collins explores our capacity for violence and subtle forms of cruelty, as well as the disturbing power of words themselves to hurt and divide us. But she also reminds us that the language of lyric is most restorative when it makes demands upon us; when it is, as in these deeply intelligent poems, both graceful and athletic.
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Review: Some Things Words Can Do [Includes a History of Small Life on a Windy Planet, Orig. Pub. in 1993]User Review - Courtney - Goodreads
I first read Martha Collins' poetry off a website that was sampling poems from her then-unpublished book White Papers. Everything was lovely and rhetorical and the words mattered. The rhythm was the ... Read full review
Some Things Words Can
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