Kevin Shlosberg received his BA in English Studies from Rutgers in 1999. He currently resides in San Jose, California with his wife, J. When he's not working at Smashwords, he enjoys falling asleep on the couch with their blind cat, Brie.
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Dean J. Baker
on April 03, 2014 :
I enjoyed this book, both the subjects and the style of phrasing. I see the informality of the words with ‘yr’ for instance standing in for ‘your’ as a grammatical symbol for the writer being vitally involved with his work, rather than as a casualness betraying any lack of detail.
Because this is my first acquaintance with Kevin’s work, I would really have to become more familiar with his other projects in order to feel the style as it is evolving, but it would not be a surprise to see a further distillation of the subjects and the poems into a long book of one poem with many sections.
Because I have been reading lately Philip Schultz’s work, I felt a similarity with these poems though they own their distinction.The ‘similarity’ exists in the distinction.
The tone of voice which I find almost as important as the subject and as inseparable from the subject matter is one that welcomes scrutiny, and therefore attains a focus not usually found in a lot of modern poetry: leading from detail to overview, from metaphor to a fresh perspective.
(review of free book)