Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Among the Living by J. F. Connolly (2006)

Among the Living
J. F. Connolly
The Comstock Writers' Group
Syracuse, NY

Winner of the 2006 The Comstock Review Jessie Bryce Niles Award.

Staple-bound chapbook. This chapbook seems to validate two points that I often make about chapbooks. #1 - quotes by poets on the back of books does not guarantee success. Especially if the poets quoted are as regional as the poet in question. Get outside of that region and few people care. #2 - regional poetry often does not hold up outside of the region where the book/Press/poet is from.

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