Another Review of Redactions Issue 13

Redactions is a living pulsing entity that enthusiastically embraces its mission.

The Review Review and one of its editors, Jenny Moore, sure had a good time with Redactions: Poetry & Poetics issue 13.

The Review Review

The review begins:

It’s all poetry all the time in Redactions, coming out of Brockport, New York every nine months. The journal doesn’t stop at printing a smorgasbord of poems; a solid third of its pages are devoted to poetry reviews and essays on poetry. Altogether it’s a well-curated package . . . . Editor Tom Holmes is clearly devoted to his journal, which has been around for at least nine years, and Redactions charmed me quickly.

I like the last sentence best because it’s insightful and true . . . I am devoted.

The review continues to say good things about the poems and pointed out some specific poems, like Lucille Lang Day’s “Journeys,” Star Coulbrooke’s “Sky’s the Limit,” and Veronica Kornberg’s “Five Mothers Consider Cunt” (“a sentimental favorite” for Moore.)

And then Moore got to the Poetics section of the journal, and said this:

When I moved into the reviews and essays that make up the last third of the journal, I had concerns that the prose might be intimidating or soporific – but these fears were short-lived. The prose was informal, insightful, and opinionated. Reading some of the pieces felt more like talking with a poet who reads and thinks about poetry than it did to reading yet another academic essay or analytical review.

Redactions Issue 13 CoverAgain, I like the last sentence, and I’m glad she picked up on that because that’s what I strive for when I write my reviews and hope those that review books for Redactions do the same. So success.

And the review even said some fine things about the cover.

So that’s another favorable review for Redactions: Poetry & Poetics issue 13. It’s success couldn’t have been had without all the poets who contributed and guest editor Sarah Freligh.

Thank you Jenny Moore and The Review Review for such a good read of the journal.//

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