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Review of Hanne Bramness’ No Film in the Camera

         My review of No Film in the Camera, a collection of ekphrastic poems by Norwegian poet Hanne Bramness, was just published by Poets@Work. Many thanks to editor Liv Lansdale.
         Please click the image below to see the review:

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Camille Martin

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Looms “expansive”: mclennan

Many thanks to rob mclennan for his lovely review of Looms!

“There is such an expansiveness to Martin’s Looms. The poems exist in that magical place where words, images and ideas collide, creating connections that previously had never been.”

In his review, rob generously included a couple of poems from the book. If you’d like to read more from Looms, you can order a copy at the following vendors (click to link):

                                                                     

C. L. Bledsoe’s mindful review of Sonnets

         There’s a terrific review of Sonnets (Shearsman Books, 2010) by C. L. Bledsoe at Murder Your Darlings. I say “terrific” not only because it’s a positive review (music to any poet’s ears) but also because the reviewer quotes from and discusses several poems in the book. It’s a mindful review, and it’s evident he didn’t just skim the book but read slowly and attentively.
         Bledsoe’s general appraisal of Sonnets:

“Martin’s poems are complex and elegant. She reveals a vital, passionate intellect in these poems that move fast as river water after a spring thaw. I can’t wait to read her next collection.”

Click the image below to read his thought-provoking review:

Sonnets can be ordered on the publisher’s page, which offers links to multiple distributors.


Camille Martin

Sonnets “torqued high”


Check out this new and excellent review of Sonnets by Marianne Villanueva in Galatea Resurrects #16.

Villanueva’s take: Sonnets is “rigorous and uncompromising . . . intellectually fearsome . . . torqued high.”

Click here for links to distributors that carry Sonnets.

 


 

Camille Martin

Saline: Kimberly Lyons’ Fleeting Continuum


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Please check out my review of Kimberly Lyons’ Saline in the new issue of Galatea Resurrects:

Kimberly Lyons’ Fleeting Continuum

The problem (and pleasure) of reviewing a book of poetry by Kimberly Lyons is that a review needs to generalize to an extent, yet my temptation is to pause at the details in the language, to become wrapped up in close readings of the images that flow in a continually morphing reverie . . . [click here to read the review]

Camille Martin

rob mclennan reviews Sonnets

There are so few that seem to know how to bring something new to an often-used form that when it happens, it’s worth noting, and such is the case with Toronto poet Camille Martin in her second trade poetry collection, Sonnets (Exeter, England: Shearsman Books, 2010). Martin, an American relocated north after Hurricane Katrina, writes with the most wonderful sense of clarity, thought and play in these poems, and with a flavour . . . (read more)

Sonnets is now available! Read its first review . . .

You can find ordering information for Sonnets here.

I was pleased to read an enthusiastic review of Sonnets recently in Stride Magazine. Here’s an excerpt:
 
        “Sonnets is a delightful body of work. Even though we wander
        into the oblique there is never alienation because the words
        are too beautiful …. Incredible poetic craft.”
             —James Mc Laughlin, Stride Magazine

Read the review here.
 

Cheers!
 
 
Camille Martin
http://www.camillemartin.ca