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Her poetry enchants with its imagery, and speaks to our other senses, evoking sounds, smells, tastes and textures, while transporting us to distant lands and other times, when not in the here and now.
The pleasure of a first reading is like walking past a door left ajar, just glimpsing truths that lie the other side. Like movie trailers, her poems pique my curiosity, leaving me wanting to know more; and so, to fully appreciate Ms. Alexander’s intricate juxtapositions of observed nature with human history and artifact (what I would call the biologic of her narratives), sometimes I must look up a word or phrase. Easier these days, with “siri” and “google”, than even a decade ago, when you would be turning the pages of a large dictionary, it is worth your while, the better to understand the deeper levels of meaning in her poems.
But do not mistake my meaning. There is plenty to enjoy at every level, even on a reading once through. But if you are like me, you may want to go back and revisit some of her poems again… and maybe yet again.
Carol Alexander's poetry is highly accessible, yet beautiful and sometimes hard work. You may struggle to follow a poem's unfolding, but the time spent is good and pure. Ms. Alexander's poems tell universal stories imprinted already in our minds and then wake us up with her seemingly simple declarative phrases, strings of lovely visceral words. How many times has a simple life event changed you forever?