A Foal Poem is a full-length poetry book from the author of to the river (Artistically Declined Press). Written in Mexico during the course of 2010, the poems form an outer journey that starts in Puerto Vallarta, moves to Acapulco and San Miguel de Allende, Sayulita, and back to Puerto Vallarta. Overall, the book takes the reader on an inner journey through the themes of aA Foal Poem is a full-length poetry book from the author of to the river (Artistically Declined Press). Written in Mexico during the course of 2010, the poems form an outer journey that starts in Puerto Vallarta, moves to Acapulco and San Miguel de Allende, Sayulita, and back to Puerto Vallarta. Overall, the book takes the reader on an inner journey through the themes of addiction and recovery, relationships, and changing/emerging identities....
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A Foal Poem Reviews
Rose Hunter's A Foal Poem is free today (3 March) on Amazon (Kindle edition only) and so I ran across it when I was browsing the free fare. It caught my eye because the author, with whom I'm not familiar, has been published by A cappella Zoo, decomP, elimae, > kill author, PANK and Willows Wept Review, all journals I enjoy and respect.Indeed, a first read reveals very simply written poems with short lines and some really gorgeous language that just gets you, eg. in "Scrubbing": "the conch shell shimmer/dulling to the sea wall/while the cup falls, like I/have been falling all week/not like before though/not with the bruises to prove it." or eg, from "I. Webs of Lonely (I.),": "Anyone could see he/preferred his booze to me/and I want mine back/so I can prefer it too."I like her freedom with punctuation (in "Aposematic" she has a line that consists only of an exclamation point and in "Rain?" a line that's only a question mark, and she's pretty free with paratheses and semi-colons and knows it: "if you think I'm mean/leave, he says, I'll know why;/I'll understand;/and he says it like that/with semi colons;/I'm mean; and baby;/I'm just fine with that.") and her dark humour ("it's not legs but goals/that are the first to go" ; "I don't got baggage/I got: freight" ; "And the taking pictures of cathedrals/being something I've resisted/(there's too many; how/would you know when to stop?)").I think this collection is witty and wise in turns, and well worth picking up.The author's website is here: http://roseh400.wordpress.com/a-foal-... for those who want more information.
Rose Hunter's book "A Foal Poem" is both a collection of poems, and a poetic travelogue that takes the reader into the inner reality of places, beyond the tourist facades. Someone recently said: "With books like this, I don't need to travel, I get there in words" - and this is how Foal feels to me, this touch of another place, woven into pages that wrap you up while reading - and like with most foreign places, it takes a bit to get into this different world that comes with rebar houses and tejóns appearing - until, at some point, those become part of your own vocabulary, and you find yourself, walking along a relentless road, thinking of a foal.(this is a passage of a longer review with quotes and links, which is up here: in Mexico with Rose Hunter (or: reading A Foal Poem)