Soliloquies’ Review of “As We Refer to Our Bodies”

You can find the full text here, but the closing paragraph is below. 

 

“Fitting for a collection that is hyperaware of the natural world and is rife with images of fields, mountains, barnyard animals, woods, birds, and bees, the poems in Darren C. Demaree’s As We Refer to Our Bodies seem to grow and move in unison as an organic body. When taking each rounded stone of a poem and cobbling them together, the work takes on the feel of something alive. The sequences have a heartbeat that quickens and calms, a breath that is at times shallow, at other times deep and even. Whether meandering slow and pastoral, or pacing darkly gothic, Ohio and Emily permeate each poem, omnipresent with “her forgiving, confused skies” (65).”

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