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November 18, 2015 / barton smock

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heart means:

http://www.gazinggrainpress.com/#!Poet-Barton-Smock-on-Trauma-Feminism-Self-Publishing/cxj4/56063dbf0cf2f0ed7a222fa8

people saying:

person Kazim Ali…Smockhis latest, Eating the Animal Back to Life, is just knocking me out. These poems are desperate, tender, wry, alarmed, god-obsessed, and musically driven. / All the advanced degrees and publishing credentials in the world can’t get you the unspeakable duende that Smock somehow taps into, poem after poem.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/11/pm-reading-list-november-2015/

person Emma Hall…Smock has found a way to speak for those who don’t perhaps know that they have something important to say; to share. The marginalized child, the grieving mother, the ailing child or sibling- they will all find a voice here, and though it might not be the way they would voice the affliction that rests within them, they are sure to recognize their faces. Whether this is a burden or a blessing remains a judgment to be formed by the individual reader, but I find the poetry in this collection to be full of the intensity of experience in a way that I can’t help but identify and empathize. Something preserved so as not to be forgotten, and perhaps repeated.
https://kingsoftrain.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/review-by-emma-hall-of-barton-smocks-self-published-poetry-collection-hallelujah-lip-synch/

something that is where:

http://montuckyreview.blogspot.com/2014/10/short-life.html

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