Martine Bellen, author of six collections of poetry including The Vulnerability of Order (Copper Canyon Press) and Further Adventures of the Monkey God (Spuyten Duyvil) reviews Paul Foster Johnson’s Refrains/Unworkings in the latest issue of Rain Taxi. You can purchase the Spring 2009 issue by following the link below:
Here’s a little sample:
“Paul Foster Johnson’s debut book of poetry, Refrains/Unworkings, reads like an accomplished symphonic cycle of musical threads that are sequenced to generate ghostly poetry framed within a narrative context.” Reading Refrains/Unworkings, we are reminded of how poetry and music must exist within space and time as they fight to rupture it.”
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