A Sharp Piece of Awesome (ISSN 2327-8447) is the anuual publication of the Taft College Literary Magazine Club, a student-run organization dedicated to providing editorial experience in literary publication to students of Taft College, assisting the community of Taft in networking with writers globally, and promoting imaginative literature in Kern County....
|Title||:||A Sharp Piece of Awesome|
|Number of Pages||:||66 Pages|
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A Sharp Piece of Awesome Reviews
I really enjoyed this anthology of poetry from Taft College. The poems are varied and emotional, sometimes raw, sometimes with a touch of wit and humor, and the addition of artwork midway through was a nice surprise. My favorite pieces in the book were "The Stages of Grief in Four Parts" by Ashley Davis, "Oh, Elizabeth" and "Momma, Myself" by Jessica Thompson, and "Eternity Rides a Bull" by Christie Finley. If you can get your hands on a copy of A Sharp Piece of Awesome, do. It's worth a read.
What an interesting mixture of pieces. Some were wry, others heartfelt, and there was even a traditional form poem. My personal favorites were "The Stages of Grief in Four Parts" by Ashley Davis, "Military Garden" by Larry Etue, and "Billy the Kid in Borges' Eyes" by Fidel A. Martinez. I also enjoyed the art sandwiched in the middle of the book, which in and of itself is lovely.
An eclectic collection of works that seemed to blend together as fluidly as the Sharon Casey pieces in the center of the book. At times quirky and sardonic, at others melancholic and epic, a common thread runs through these poems and stories. My favorite poem was Larry Etue's "Military Garden". I also enjoyed the opening story, "Free Speech Zone" by David Bailey, a tongue-in-cheek tip of the hat to a 1984 dystopia. The sleepy-surreal "6:00" by Liz Greynolds and stark "Momma, Myself" by Jessica Thompson were also transporting. It was an honor to be included in this publication.