Thursday, March 9, 2017


David M. Katz offers a lovely review of Paul Pines' CHARLOTTE SONGS and Michael Heller's DIANOIA in Jewish Quarterly. You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt of what was said about Paul's poetry:

as deceptively simple in their clear images and common speech as they are, these poems are songs sung from the heart of this poet: they transcend as well as embody the occasion. The light touch of Pines’s handling of the poetic line lends a subtle melody to the sparest of metaphors. In “We Walk” he describes his emotion on a September morning as he and Charlotte are about to part on her first day of school:
my heart a leaf
about to
So much is captured; even more is suggested. 

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