The Boston Review recently took notice of BOA book Your Father on the Train of Ghosts by G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher. The book was also just named a finalist for the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for poetry. The review is especially drawn to the book's intriguing use of the second person perspective, and speculates on whom exactly the "you" is addressing: the poem's speaker, the population at large, or "someone on the other end of the line"? It calls the poetry "an example of contemporary work that struggles to express the exhaustion of excess," but its ability to do so isn't the best part, according to the Boston Review; the most remarkable is the way the two poets' voices work together, interacting in such a way they "[establish] a consistent or collective register." Their joint voices, involved in a kind of conversational loop, is highly effective and at the same time welcoming of other voices in the conversation. See all of what the Boston Review had to say. Be sure to check out the book here!
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