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I Just Read About That - Bough Down

Paul Debraski reads and reviews Karen Green's Bough Down [Previously] for I Just Read About That...:

This is a powerful and affecting collection of poems/stories.  Green is so exposed in her pain.  I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it.

Readers who know who her husband was may be tempted to think they “get” the man more from this, or that this “confirms” things that we think we knew about him.  But honestly, whatever we may try to read into these poems, the reality is that these are intensely personal, containing things that only Green knew about him.  At first I tried to read them as a kind of biography of “him,” but I soon realized that they are more interesting as a biography of her.

These poems are powerful whether he  is known or not.

Read it all here.


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