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The Logan Topographies by Alena Hairston
The Logan Topographies

AA-DR, September 23, 2012

I will not claim to have unwavering knowledge of poetry, let alone of this particular genre, but I can say that this is wonderful to read.

The images painted by the author's words alone can be rough/primitive, but they are made elegant by the structure of every line. Each poem has been woven in such a creative way it gives further depth and says what is between the lines. Various underline thoughts and emotions are revealed and invoked with every page. The complex web of the lives, roles, positions, and relationships of the characters are mapped out with clarity. With each generation more truth is revealed and with them a new level of emotion. An enduring loneliness/sadness can be felt overall; deepening with every verse as the story unfolds, but one continues. As the characters themselves endure, you too endure to the very end.

I greatly enjoyed reading this and I also look forward to anything else that may emerge from this author.
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