Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Human Dark With Sugar by Brenda Shaughnessy

Human Dark With Sugar, winner of the 2007 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, is full of poems in which there is delightful play with words. The poems do not have a strong narrative element, which I usually prefer my poetry to have, but Shaughnessy's use of language is beautiful and evocative. I enjoyed reading her poetry so much it inspired me to sign up for the Clover, Bee, and Reverie Poetry Challenge.


1 comment:

Serena said...

I really enjoyed this collection. I agree there is no narrative tie-in, but the poems are edgy and evocative.