Concerning Poetry: Poems about Poetry

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“Poets are never / Completely alone.” So guarantees Jonathan Bracker in his latest book, Concerning Poetry: Poems about Poetry. And as the reader capers through the poems in Bracker’s collection, they are reassured that every introspective or singular reflection they’ve had about poetry has been expertly represented in Bracker’s perceptive lines. In the poem “After Having Gone On The River,” the poet writes, “As a poem when the poet thinking he is writing it says ‘There!’ / Flows on or does not flow, rhymed or un-rhymed, it goes. It does not end,” wonderfully describing the personal and persistent nature of poetic verse. Bracker’s poems are sometimes lyrical, other times conversational, all written in a mostly free verse that is easy to approach as a reader. While not every poem is perfect by itself, together, Concerning Poetry is an encouraging compilation of thoughtful, and sometimes funny, commentary on the effect of poetry in the poet’s life. A commentary we the reader can easily relate to.

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Author Jonathan Bracker
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 58 pages
Publisher Upper Hand Press LLC
Publish Date 2018-Jan-29
ISBN 9780998490649 Buy this Book
Issue August 2018
Category Poetry & Short Stories


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