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Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line by Sean Thomas Dougherty
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Feb 26, 11

bookshelves: poetry, read-in-11
Read from January 13 to 17, 2011

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Dougherty's poems almost always feel like gifts, and that's once again the case in this collection. He searches out and celebrates the music in things less perceptive writers would merely deem dark or broken. In this regard, Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line reminds me very much of Lynda Hull's later work (a poet we lost too soon and one whose work will both haunt and dazzle me for the rest of my life). I suppose his work isn't for everybody--whose is?--but there's evidence here of lives deeply and bravely lived.

In places I got a little tangled in the syntax, which is why I didn't rate it as highly as I did his previous collection, Broken Hallelujahs, but this is a must-read book.

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