Review: M. Travis Lane

The Witch of the Inner Wood: Collected Long Poems (Goose Lane Editions, 2016) by M. Travis Lane

Of course, a review should offer some evaluation of a book. Obviously mine is immensely positive. M. Travis Lane’s imagination, precision, and control of sound and image are as astonishing to me as the rich diversity of her subjects. The structural virtuosity of her long poems is equally impressive, ranging from pastoral, sextet, trilogy, and fairy tale, through flash back and forward, geography, lament, image maps, talking photographs, and satire, to the seasons and dance. This is a book to luxuriate in, and I most certainly have.

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