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Review: Yelp!, by Liz Almond

Liz Almond's second collection YELP! (which oddly enough uses the word 'almond' in three poems) is a series of meditations, some of them verging on the austere. The opening poems explore the distractions and attractions of solitude:

You must tear up the rulebook
and scatter it leaf by leaf
from the highest cliff. Petals, feathers.


from The Rulebook For Being Alone

before drawing the reader into more disturbing territory, via a sequence of higher-than-bird's-eye poems. Almond has had the clever idea of naming poems after satellites, and the resulting sequence of seven provides the most memorable images in this collection...

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