Reading The Reviews 2014

Reading The Reviews


I’ll leave th’analysis to them.

I read reviews, the criticism;

Good, professional and I am puzzled,

Charmed; always submissive.

Verb and adjective

Like ‘artful prose’ ‘novelistic structure’

‘Unadorned, clipped poetry’ ‘tautly plotted’

‘Focused’ ‘’brilliant’…

Eloquence that’s endless;

All projection.


One keeps writing

Not for but in spite of…because

No one knows what was

The vision,

Sometimes not the self-same author.


Remarkable reviewing readers that that they are,

Presume, conclude, interpret, (or

Whatever their de-nuding does)

Amusing and confusing while

One poe- tries,

Or writes in prose.

For the buzz?

Who knows?

Not the reviewers.


Reading The Reviews 5.12.2014

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin



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