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Poetry. The poems in SAY SO are at once rigorously formal and wildly experimental. Human utterance be it prayer or plea or pun or turn of phrase or epithet is one of SAY SO's primary pistons; poetic tradition rhyme, meter, form, rhetoric is another; the beauty and betrayals of the body, or bodies echoed in the beauty and betrayal of language itself is a third. Together, ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published November 29th 2010 by Cleveland State University Poetry Center
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Jeff
Jul 03, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it
Here's sixty-five poems on seventy-five pages, i.e., only five of sixty-five extend onto a second page. The task, then, is to manage a pressure not given to exposition, to repair a Word wherein solecism, metonymy, and performative accelerate to play catch-up with misprision. There's a radical innocence in a method that has well-decided by now that method constitutes a saying, a Say So. Many of the poems beginning and closing the volume, and having to do with money, or marriage, permission grante ...more
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Dora Malech
Say So


(Cleveland, OH: Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2010)

If you like poems straight up, no twist, you’ll want to go elsewhere—but if your mind is playful and your ear tuned to verbal hijinks and sonic tumbling, then Say So, Malech’s third volume of poems, should be at the top of your must-read list. “Get over it, meaning, the moon,” she says. And, “As usual I am unusually tired. / All night my fingers double-crossed me . . . .” This is fast and skillful work in both ear an
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Vincent Scarpa
Nov 24, 2012 Vincent Scarpa rated it really liked it
Dora's poetry reminds me a lot of Fiona Apple's lyrics, albeit even more abstract. But in the space of a small poem, you're bound to find three or four lines that just knock your socks off. Lines like, "One last gust and I'll return these wings." Or, "Believe me/when I tell you I'm kept/awake by the light/from my body, splayed star." Incredible language and imagery throughout. There were a few poems that tended to blend into one another, but there are enough standouts to make up for it. The last ...more
Jane
Jun 04, 2014 Jane rated it did not like it
It's nice that others enjoy this stuff. I find it all rather loveless, pointless, smartypants and headache producing, but maybe that's because I'm too old for it. I need more in a poem than verbal gymnastics, however clever. But hey, that's showbiz.
Tyler
Sep 16, 2013 Tyler rated it really liked it
Sometimes these poems trying to make the heart-shaped hand shadow of the cover inside you. My favorite poems are when she puts her hands down and tries to fly away on sound.
Randi
Nov 11, 2012 Randi rated it really liked it
I think I need to reread this because, while it's a short collection, it takes awhile for me to soak up poetry. One of the best collections I've read, though!
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Satisfying and easy to consume.
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