Prick of the Spindle Has a new review of a slightly older book.
“After the Firestorm” by Susan Kolodny was published in 2011. Which just goes to show that sometimes it takes a little while for quality to percolate through peoples’ consciousness.
In the end, however, Catherine Moore gets it:
Kolodny is both lyric poet and narrative observer. After the Firestorm gifts the reader each of these styles in its investigations of experienced losses and traumas.
After The Firestorm – Susan Kolodny
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 62pp.
$13.95 plus S&H
2011, ISBN 978-1-936419-07-4
Susan Kolodny draws on her work as a clinical psychoanalyst in her first collection of poetry, After the Firestorm. Kolodny’s evocative style arises from an imagination both sensory and analytical. The poems suggest the unity of love and suffering, and walk a difficult line between the pleasures of the physical world and its dormant, invisible dimensions. Kolodny is a brilliant observer of nature, at once attentive and inquisitive, whose haunting questions provide a starting point for her lyrical investigations into the losses and traumas we
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