Thursday, August 5, 2021
Poems. I couldn’t recall the last time I read poetry by the prolific author Joyce Carol Oates, so I savored her book titled, American Melancholy, her first poetry collection in a quarter-century. I found myself early in the morning, reading a poem or two once twice silently, and then once aloud to hear the language proclaimed. What readers find in this collection is an eclectic mix of observations and reflections into the essence of a thought or feeling filtered by a very talented artist. I’ve been trying to read more poetry this year, and I found this collection to be a great pleasure. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase American Melancholy from amazon.com.