Monday, February 1, 2010

PERSONATIONSKIN Reviewed in Open Letters Monthly

. . . so many tricks up his sleeve! (Which, by the way, is already lodged up a hand puppet.) What you must believe is that Parker is not a gimmicky poet. He uses these moves so smartly, I never felt peeved, just entertained, as though by clever cocktail conversation that could be called “sparkling” if it weren’t so dark. But this book isn’t merely clever—and this too is a word I don’t use in any pejorative sense—it’s frequently gorgeous and brilliant . . .

—Elisa Gabbert at Open Letters Monthly, read entire review here


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