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Stanley Nelson:

Birch Brook Press
PO Box 81
Delhi NY, 13753

110 pg.

The second of 4 installations, this series is a valuable guide to the mystique of Brooklyn, New York. Like William Carlos William's Paterson, there is rich historical support, as well as contemporary reportage. Ten years in the making, Nelson has fashioned an homage to Brooklyn. Immigrant is a 400 page poem which chronicles the poet's memories alongside Brooklyn's own past. It is written in a very readable cut-up verse that welcomes both linguistic and ludic reader. There is an ease and effortlessness that shines through; the mark of a strong writer.--Nico Vassilakis

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #2,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

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