THANK YOU, GRADY HARP
Of course I like seeing how people respond to my poems...and it's always special when that person(s) is someone you don't know.
Well, there's this Amazon reviewer Grady Harp who, I believe, has written 4,579 reviews for Amazon, garnering him a "New Reviewer Rank" of 25 and a "Classic Reviewer Rank" of 3. Sounds good to me! His reviews also have received, to date, a Helpful Vote 63,305 times out of 71,456 comments. All impressive.
Which is why I'm impressed (and grateful) two of my poetry books have received his attention -- to wit, he sez
About THE THORN ROSARY
For this reader the most powerful section in this very rich book is the section titled 'The Blind Chatelaine's Keys: Her Biography Through Your Poetics' in which Tabios places on apposing pages prose poetry with hay)na)ka, on one page is document like verbiage from government institutions about orphans and on the facing page is some of the most delicately heartfelt emotions from the minds and lives of those orphans been politicized. It is a rare monument. She can be at once as delicate as a breeze or a harsh as a tsunami.
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About Nota Bene Eiswein
Tabios is not only a poet, she is also an inventor of variations in style and communication. She invented Hay(na)ku, a poem form she uses in this collection, but at the same time that she unveils all manner of forms of writing her thoughts, her main driver is 'striving for the glint slipping from a dream.'
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It's so nice to be criticized by people with great taste. Grin. Here's a poem for Mr. Harp gleaned from his reviews:
Glint From Demos Oneiroi
I dream of
as a tsunami