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Thin Kimono Paperback – August 31, 2010
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"The book provides many poems that are worth sharing with non-poets, not only because the lines are enjoyable, but also because the candor and straightforward nature of the work dispels the myth that poetry is abstract and inaccessible." Front Porch
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Craig has two modes, the first person poems (where the 'I' is very present) and his riveting line in narrative verse (frequently left in limbo); sometimes he can combine the two, as in It - so poignant, that! He has obviously read widely in the New York School (well, I would assume...) and he is already up there with the best of them. Did I mention funny? Diana is a show-stopper, besides demonstrating that that pesky kimono is anything but a metaphor. But perhaps if I had to find one word to categorise these poems it would be tender. Quizzical, but tender - like the sainted Joe Brainard himself (who didn't do metaphor). A Position to Witness? - but donkeys are too easy; Another Banner is both funny AND tender - and about himself yet!
But I'm not from your shores - what was the allegorical significance of Swisher Sweet again?