April Bernard explores subjects ranging from childhood anger to adult grief, from a museum of skulls to the Western movie genre. By turns playful, sorrowful, and sharp-edged, Brawl and Jag stands as Bernard’s most personal and accessible collection to date.From “Anger”:I always lie when I always sayI didn’t know the gun was loaded....
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BrawlJag: Poems Reviews
I confess some bias since the poet is a mentor and dear friend, but this is by any measure a thrilling and masterful book. Haunting, hilarious, and surprising, the poems embody and enliven moments of loss, anger, joy, and rapture. Many of them feel like ars poetica, works that show us how and why the writing and reading of poems matters, whether their subject is a homeless woman in NYC, a Chekhov play, or the night sky.
Starts out really strong with "Anger." Not much that really struck me after that.
Poems too deep for me; it was like reading a stranger's secret thoughts without having any kind of connection.