Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Longhouse review

Bob Arnold has written a very nice review of Mercury, the Dime, on the Longhouse site. It appeared in March, but I only discovered it just now. Since it’s so short, I hope they won’t mind if I copy and paste/post it below:

WOODBURNERS WE RECOMMEND:
Michael S. Bengal [sic], Mercury, the Dime (Six Gallery www.sixgallerypress.com) : a highly attractive, pocket-size glossy marvel of a book, with poems to sweep you up from a San Francisco early 90s feeling in an era more Sandburg than anything Beat. A sure footed Americana celebration, “Past the Western frontier / lay the Great Plains, / multitudes of Americans—” I always love a poet who loves his country in Whitmanesque multitudes.
~ © Bob Arnold
March 5, 2006

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