By Brenda Leifso
Brenda Leifso’s first quantity of poetry is a gorgeous debut: haunting, aggravating yet resolutely attractive. With an unflinching eye, Leifso explores the uncertainty of reminiscence, the legacy of position, the strong dynamics of sexuality and secrecy, and the violence inherent in kin kinfolk. Her significant part, “The Theban Women,” is a multi-voiced re-imagining of Euripides’s The Bacchae; this drama in verse offers voice to ladies lengthy silent, and including Leifso’s extra own poems, it varieties a booklet of remarkable strength from a poet whose voice is as sincere because it is beautiful.
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