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""Friendly Fire," Katrina Roberts' cycle of fifty-two sonnets, proves the durability and flexibility of the lyric today. A taut narrative scaffolding supports Roberts' brief, searing meditations on family, farm labor, friendship, illness, parenting. Colloquial language lends verve. Literal images evoke the texture of farm life.

These new poems are wonderfully readable and
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Paperback, 54 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Lost Horse Press (first published January 14th 2008)

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Glenda
This book of poems by Katrina Roberts, published by Lost Horse Press, is a study in sonnet forms and a collage of poems wrapped in hard hitting and sensuous images of daily life, fleeting understandings, the darkness of deep ideas. Roberts challenges the canons of philosophy at every turn, her words pause the reader to ponder further. Lovely lovely and straight to the heart.
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What I like about this book is the way holding to a form, however loose in interpretation, forces an economy of words and a rhythm that won't allow for self-pity or sentimentality. She sticks to concrete images and plays with enjambment, increasing ambiguity and tension--the end of one line tells one story, and then another, when the new line has begun.
Tod
A book that powerfully shows how conflict always begins close to home. Great book.
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