|Reviews for The Art Of Contradiction|
| sheisdressedinpoetry chapter 1 . 5/28/2008
The rhyme in this poem is one of its greatest strengths. I was really impressed by the way it contributed to its overall fluidity.
When looked at more closely the main concept seems a bit scattered and could probably be clarified to some degree.
Regardless of its conceptual lapses lines like this tend to make up for it:
"I taste the air in the state, and the wheat
fields they raped.
| shutitoff chapter 1 . 3/27/2008
This is beautiful. The layout is a little messy but it is a new Favourite for sure.
And that song. The Joy in something... that song is amazing. I am inspired too.
| riotmaker chapter 1 . 6/17/2007
i love this one. especially "in michigan, from far away, I can still/ hear his voice, even over the rain".
| jeek chapter 1 . 6/9/2007
i like this, kinda dark but its full of emotion, and very descriptive. it helps me to just be in the poem and know what the author is feeling. very good.
| Kaelefay chapter 1 . 5/31/2007
The rhyming in this is amazing. I think it's the most successful use of slant rhymes I've ever seen in a poem...
The linebreaks, however, are a little erratic. You seem to be going for the emphasis, the irregular, but some of these ("with a/single", "an erased/note") chop it up a bit too much.
Kudos for the 1st and last lines.
| Navagan chapter 1 . 5/31/2007
I really liked this... I think maybe because the way it moved around... Though I can't really pinpoint exactly what it is.
I like the line, "I sleep with the radio buzzing and the flowers on the floor. In a paradox world, it's okay to want more."
The more I read it through the more I like it. I like your style. I'll be on the look out for you.