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It is a short chapbook, but very much a chapbook. Frischkorn did a great job of putting it together, she takes the reader on a journey with her. "Journey" sounds cliche, but she is very intimate with the reader about all of the circumstances and myths surrounding her identity with her heritage--Cuban and American. The book is also beautifully laid out with colored ink on the interior--not like any chapbook I've ever seen.
These poems were autobiographical and confessional, exploring soul-searching questions about the author's ties to the past and the country of her fore-fathers. I found elements of innocence and a spirited, almost naked, form of self expression in these poems that immediately interested me in wanting to learn more about the poet and her previous works. I Highly recommend this chapbook.
Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Girl On A Bridge (2010), and Lit Windowpane (2008) both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American Flamingo (2008). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Ecotone, Indiana Review, Margie, Poet Lore, Verse Daily and Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems, pa...moreMore about Suzanne Frischkorn...