by Kevin Sampsell, June 9, 2009 12:14 PM
Minnis, a former Portlander (she used to read at the Café Lena open mic!), has been known to communicate through angsty verbiage and sullen silences (illustrated by her love of ellipses). Poemland, her third book, displays a fresh new confidence in her ability to express her thoughts and feelings without all the pauses and blunt stops. So many lines spark and shine like fireworks here, making Poemland a warm and generous entertainment.