Recently, Coal Hill Review contributor John Samuel Tieman offered a thoughtful, philosophical response to Sean Thomas Dougherty's Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line. Tieman describes Dougherty as "a landscape artist...like Studs Terkel walking along Division Street in Chicago, describing immigrants and drug addicts, the denizens and detritus of urban America." He also lauds Dougherty's ability to fluxuate between "epistolary description" and "prose riffs" seamlessly. Tieman engages Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line in a deeply personal and philosophical inquiry, even in the space of such a small review. As a result, the tone is curious and reverent, and will surely encourage other readers to consider the work of Dougherty with a similarily inquisitive eye.
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