August 11, 2018 — And another nod from the Canadian prairies! Children Shouldn’t Use Knives is featured in a new review by Karen Hofmann in Prairie Fire magazine. Here is an excerpt:
(T)here are passages of imagistic brilliance that, as the poem “Through a Child’s Window” says, “poke violently through” like “stabs of sunlight.” One example, from this poem: clouds are “a parade of elephants/crossing an amber/traffic light/backwards.” Yes! Here the music of the lines, the freshness of the image, and the metaphor lift the poem into transcendence.
You can check out Karen Hofmann’s full review here. Thank you to Prairie Fire for the support.