Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Short Review of Carapace

In the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/search-of-literary-journals-discovers-poetry-at-its-best-138250999.html

"Toronto's Laura Lush also focuses on sparse, descriptive poems in Carapace (Palimpsest, 88 pages, $18). Lush tackles expected poetic themes — death and birth — although she occasionally transcends her subject matter with an unexpected perspective: "Tell me, what else is more / beautiful, more punishing / than milk?" Lush's best poems evoke nature in stark tones... Lush has a strong sense of how to use verbs like this to great effect, adding philosophic depth to otherwise simple observations."