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Paul Semel:

Mental Press
33 Aspen Road
W. Orange, NJ 07052

22 pp., no price listed

These 22 poems are sparse, depressed, unhappy--truly "blue." Even the paper is shaded gray; and the presentation is suitably minimalist -- small poems set upon the plain gray background, with no graphics or fancy typefaces. Each poem is dated, and placed in chronological order. Written between 4/89 and 3/90, Semel's STILL BEATING HEART accurately boils down a year of loneliness and aloneness into a couple dozen poems.--Roger-Kyle Keith

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

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