Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Poetic Voices: Stephanie Rogers and Katie Manning

Two collections being published in October and November by poets Stephanie Rogers and Katie Manning are infused with the sense of loss, displacement, and even a kind of a grittiness that fits what they write about.

The 37 poems of Plucking the Stinger (Oct. 4) by Stephanie Rogers deal with such subjects as childhood and adult pain, problems with commitment, broken relationships, illness, unexpected death, and despair. Dark subjects – but ones made vividly real by an almost brutal, dispassionate honesty. The images she creates and evokes are riveting, and what she writes becomes the pain we ourselves experience.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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