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Cliff Dweller:

Runaway Spoon Press
Box 3621
Port Charlotte FL, 33949


After years of reading his work it was delightful to see a full book of his poems. While poets often use the day's news to bitch away their sadness, Cliff Dweller actually uses the headlines themselves to move beyond the day to day trivialities. He sculpts narrative descriptions of scenes suspended in the untapped imagination of collective consciousness. There is a magic to these poems, a homeopathic cure for contemporary malaise. By turning the headlines into something other than, and beyond them, we are inoculated against some of the terror they often sell. They are after all only words that can be used to liberate, for the work of poetry. Cliff Dweller's work is a course in the miracle of imagination over information.--Jake Berry

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #4,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1995.

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