Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Divorce Suite | Jose Angel Araguz

The Divorce Suite: poems by Jose Angel Araguz (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). Hand-tied chapbook, 40 pages.

Jose's work just keeps getting better. I was initially surprised to see this chapbook divided into so many sections (4), but they work. And as with the previous chapbooks, I found myself copying lines into my journal to contemplate further ("a fire striking itself alive"), ("He had a swagger talking to me then, as if on a dare to himself"), (about the pale band left when a ring is removed: "I had to wait it out"), ("marriage a thing that can disappear / like salt tossed in a broth"). I'll be re-reading this one for a good while.

[originally posted to Goodreads on August 24, 2016]

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