Thursday, August 18, 2016
For Bears and Other Animals by Josie Davies (2005)
For Bears and Other Animals
I didn't expect much based on the cover art but I found the poetry in this slender volume surprisingly good. Not every poem in this collection is a grand slam (it's Baseball season) but many of them are at least singles. The quality of the chapbook seems to improve with every page, building - as it were - to a nice crescendo at the end.
Not sure who this chapbook was geared toward but the title and cover image undervalue the work. Too bad. The work deserves a bit more.