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The New Make Believe

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Poetry. "A strange intelligence guides the works in THE NEW MAKE BELIEVE toward insistent, yet nearly ineffable, redefinitions of commonplace words, as if everything were, in being named, strange. 'Accident, ' 'law, ' 'memorial, ' 'wolf, ' 'pants, ' 'sex' and other such terms participate in intense proto-symbolic musicalities to reveal (or cover) what seem to be crucial ye ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Post Apollo Press
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Jun 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Denise Newman is both a poet and a translator. This grasp of the variances of language, and meanings, puts her in an especially appropriate position to play with words. In The New Make Believe, she does just that: changes one word in a line and changes the direction of the poem. Or she’ll substitute one word to create an entirely new pictorial image. In other words, she defies what you begin to suspect as you read. This is not in any way ‘ordinary’ poetry (if there is such a thing). It’s almost ...more
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Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was recently introduced to Denise Newman's poetry via a reading at a local bookstore. I am thankful for the opportunity to have heard her read from "The New Make Believe" because poetry is always better heard, than merely read. The following is a sampling from Newman's collection:

"I'm managing, 'as per blank,' managing movement, 'have
a nice blank,' canceling the other, you see, I'm managing,
tidy and giddy up, there can be no accidents, saying 'nice'
every so often to create a sense of bosom, a
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was wonderful, but Newman's Human Forest still tops my list.
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