Saturday, 11 July 2015

Book review: First Kiss, by Barbara Alfaro

Reading First Kiss, I did, of course, what I had promised myself that this time I wouldn't do. I devoured these poems in great, greedy gulps. I just couldn't stop.

These poems are really something special. The quiet, reflective tone of most of them produces searingly intense images and something of the timeless feeling of old, polished rooms. One feels that Alfaro, a true poet, has somehow distilled the essence of each thing she examined, to encapsulate it for our reading eyes.

And she knows dogs, how she knows dogs, as we see in the joyous chaos of Riley and Lulu.

First Kiss is available from AMAZON and SMASHWORDS.

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