Review at Rattle
Back in the old times, before I was the poetry editor at The Rumpus (what do you mean it’s only been a month?), I wrote a review of Carole Simmons Oles’ book Waking Stone for Rattle Magazine. Here’s a taste:
Waking Stone by Carole Simmons Oles, published by the University of Arkansas Press, doesn’t have any titles quite as detailed as Whitehead’s, but the spirit is the same. Oles’ book is largely an examination of the life of the 19th century sculptor Harriet Hosmer. Most of the poems are written in Hosmer’s voice and focus on the challenges Hosmer faced as a woman in a male-dominated field. She pulls from Hosmer’s letters and other sources to produce a solid, sturdy book of poems.
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