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"True Faith": "a consistently headlong, rushing flow of language"

[caption id="attachment_1868" align="alignleft" width="165" caption="True Faith, released in April 2012"]True Faith, released in April 2012[/caption] In a recent review in Bangor Daily News, Dana Wilde described Ira Sadoff's new collection, True Faith, as a worthy contribution to the tradition of confessional literature that has emerged and flourished since the 1960s. True Faith, Wilde writes, is “an entry in that persistent flow” of autobiographical introspective literature by the likes of such artists as Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, and John Ashbery. According to Wilde, the complexity of Sadoff's work lies in the way the poems "surf idiosyncratically in and out of the waves of recollective consciousness" and "bounce from one probing question of self-abrasive feeling to another with a sort of Kafka-like cohesive disjointure." Uniting these reflections, however, is one cohesive voice that smooths all of the poems' peculiarities and shifts between past and present. The result is "a fashioning of coherence out of utter confusion... in a post-deconstructionist mirror" that makes for a powerfully personal read. Head over to the BOA Bookstore to pick up your own copy of True Faith, and experience Sadoff's poetry for yourself!

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