Jason McCall's award-winning book, DEAR HERO, receives a lovely review from MUZZLE. You can go HERE for the entire review written by Jacob Victorine, which begins:
It’s rare to find a book of poetry that successfully rewrites mythology by engaging contemporary questions and beliefs. Too often it seems writers are content to revisit the already written lives of mythological figures instead of using their outlines to challenge our perception of past and present. For the latter, Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red comes to mind as does, now, Jason McCall’s Dear Hero,--a stunning and subversive collection that re-imagines parts of the author’s life through classical and comic heroes. Winner of the 2012 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, the book should have garnered more attention over the past two years. What McCall does in fewer than sixty pages is far from easy: give new life to characters that have been written about so much it’s nearly impossible to avoid cliché.Congratulations, Jason!