Anyone unfamiliar with the poetry of Deena Linett might like to try these two new poems at la fovea. Deena Linett is one of the most compelling poets I’ve read in years. Her two collections are Rare Earths (2001) and Woman Crossing a Field (2006) both published in New York by BOA Editions. Her craft and concision draw us close to the source of poetry’s self-making and in these two fine poems we’re reminded how fragile that balance of sense and sound can be, and how necessary it is when the balance is right.
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