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Always Messing with Them Boys

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"Every generation a few select voices seem to rise up and represent a revolution in the mechanics and mission of poetry. This collection is an exotic, aphrodisiacal perfume wafting through the senses, thickly spiced by the dual nature of a poet whose culture and experience effortlessly blend concrete imagery with a quiet, fierce longing for a world that may only exist with ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published May 16th 2011 by West End Press (first published May 15th 2011)
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D'Argo Agathon
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I went into this reading without the knowledge that Lopez has chosen to focus on slam poetry; the effect of confronting it cold is – to put it very scholarly – cool. The most admirable crafting tool she uses is sound: manipulating her diction to fit just the right “phonology” for each poem, where she breaks lines, rhythm and beat, etc. While I do sometimes get lost in her choice of analogies and images, the feel of the poems are what matter more, I think.

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May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Since Jessica Helen Lopez was named the latest Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, I am looking forward to reading this.
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