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Claire Needell:

Burning Deck
71 Elmgrove Ave.
Providence RI, 02906

60 pp., $8.00

Poetry which requires a certain amount of philosophical and linguistic foregrounding for full appreciation. Of primary concern is the naming process: "A car is a cave and a hotel is a cave... giving a name to an event is a matter of pure inference." Also, there are wry observations on the intractability of human behavior--Needell seems to suggest that since language is flawed, and communication an illusion, there are limits to the civilizing and taming force of it.--Susan Smith Nash

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press