By Greg Alan Brownderville
A Horse with Holes in It, Greg Alan Brownderville’s 3rd choice of poetry, employs artistic phraseology and vibrant imagery to build a selected lifestyles marked by way of faith, careworn by way of hope, dulled by way of alcohol, and darkened through dying. yet Brownderville additionally skillfully makes use of humor to melt the disquieting photographs that hang-out those stanzas. unusual tales wind via those poems: technique actors dwell as fanatics in a wartorn urban and take the level in an empty playhouse. A poet confesses to killing hundreds of thousands of Arkansas blackbirds through people magic. A preteen boy, deeply fascinated by an underground faith, is stressed into marrying a perilous demon. Brownderville’s poems learn a soulscape wrecked nearly past popularity and dig deeply throughout the ruins.
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