"From the opening poem of this collection ('Geography') you know you are in the hands of a cultured, knowledgeable and thoughtful poet. Richard Pacheco knows art is about 'vanishing points.' Artists, like poets, direct their audience, as Auden might say, even to the quiet corners of the picture. Richard Pacheco has collected sixty-five poems for this Free Verse canvas (with the occasional rhyme). His style is engaging, cultured but not obscure, gently humorous and wry." ★★★★
Reviewed by Tim Dalgleish for Readers' Favorite
Some of the pieces are quite literary.Relationships abound in this work; in the poem Geography we have a sustained metaphor covering a failing interaction. Again in Last Supper: "We face each other /eating our lean cuisine /that tastes a lot like crow /or our own words." and in Revisions this: "in my saga, l grow /more heroic, able & smart /and you deplete /like used uranium." There is even a personal relationship disaster in Collision Course.
Four stars it is, and highly recommended.
Jim Bennett, Kindle Book Review Team member.