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Inside Bone There's Always Marrow

4.53 of 5 stars 4.53  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Saddle-stitched chapbook
Unknown Binding, 30 pages
Published April 2009 by Maverick Duck Press
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Rachel Mallino's slim collection of poems packs a real punch. Every poem grabs the reader so that he or she hangs on for dear life. Yes, I realize that I have already used two overused cliches to describe this wonderful chapbook -- but after reading Mallino's work, it's hard to find other words that do her poems justice. Every work seeks to explore the darkly mysterious emotions related to death, illness, and personal loss; yet others are strangely optimistic, brimming with hope and wonder. For ...more
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Of course, this review is going to be somewhat biased, i.e., in favor of the book because I know the author, Rachel Mallino. Of course, if I didn't think the book was good, I would just keep my mouth shut, not write anything at all. But the truth of it is, I've read the book three times now, and quite frankly it's damn good. Let's put it another way: The author disappears once I enter into the poetry. The words on paper are all that I have to navigate my thoughts. For such a short chapbook of so ...more
Terrific chap. I especially like the grandmother poems at the beginning, and "The Missing Season."
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Rachel is Founder and Editor for Tilt Press and Administrator for ITWS, an online poetry workshop.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 42opus, BOXCAR Poetry Review, Pebble Lake Review, Weave Magazine, Memorious, Arsenic Lobster, Blue Fifth Review, Stirring, Lily, Clean Sheets, Melic Review, Triplopia, TRIM, Wicked Alice, Niederngasse, Poets Online, and others.

Her poem "Knucklebone" placed
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