TRee Logo

Mickey O'Connor:

The Elbow Press
PO Box 21671
Seattle WA, 98111

41 pp., $8.00

concise line breaks, impacted drunkenesque, and clarity of emotion bring this book here. there is no obfuscating pedantic, just a poet's talk between thwarted and requited joy. unlike so much writing today--you are allowed entry not only into thinking, but feeling. O'Connor uses the pause of line break to attract. the title evokes place, in such a way, that you sense transformation occurred in this room, in this apartment, in everything that happened while living there.--Nico Vassilakis

Back to TapRoot Reviews homepage.

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

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