Saturday, October 17, 2015

Review of Failure Lyric

I review Kristina Marie Darling's Failure Lyric at Word Riot.


"Darling usually works so hard, in my opinion, to find ways to conquer the silence, to overcome the negating power of loss, but in these poems the protagonist is often described as being unable to speak. “I tried to kiss you, but my mouth was frozen shut” and “Even in / the midst of violence, she finds herself unable to speak” are but two examples. Failure Lyric brazenly embraces failure, as the title suggests, but it does not pretend to find enlightenment or solace where there is none."

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