ABOUT THE BOOK -Insomniatic is the newest poetry chapbook from Valerie Fox, author of The Roschach Factory and The Glass Book. These poems haunt and question, dream and wander, asking the reader to question what is a dream state and what does it mean to be awake.
"Insomniatic" (poems) asks the question: Who are we when we dream?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/POET -
Valerie Fox’s books of poetry include The Rorschach Factory (2006, Straw Gate Books) and The Glass Book (2010, Texture Press). She co-wrote Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets with Lynn Levin. Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (2011, Texture Press) is a collaborative book with Arlene Ang. "Scarecrow Lists of Failures and Grocery Items" (a collaboration with Ang) may be found here, at Thrush.
Her work has appeared in many journals, including Thrush, Painted Bride Quarterly, Hanging Loose, Apiary, West Branch, Sentence, and Qarrtsiluni. Originally from central Pennsylvania, she has traveled and lived throughout the world, and has taught writing and literature at numerous universities including Sophia University (in Tokyo) and currently at Drexel University (in Philadelphia).
MY THOUGHTS -
I have loved poetry ... pretty much my whole life. When I was a teen I was a real fanatic for poetry. I couldn't get enough of it. It really warms my heart to see people like Valerie still writing poems today.
I will say that this poetry is real food for thought. It is the kind that - when you first read one, you have no idea what it means. Then the second time you think it means this one thing. Then the third time it can mean something totally different. Some people don't like this kind of poetry. but to me, this is the REAL poetry. This is what poetry is all about. It is all about perception. And I love that it can mean one thing today and a different thing tomorrow depending on what is happening in your life.
Nice collection! Thank you Valerie, keep writing. You have a fan in me :-)
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from "Poetic Book Tours" and the author - Thank You!
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