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Wonderful Poems Mar 10, 2006
The poems in Berwyn Moore's "Dissolution of Ghosts" with their unique imagery are some of the most evocative poems about loss and healing I have read in a long time. Dreams with the images and feelings they contain are juxtaposed with human images of trauma and loss. Everyday occurrences like an adolescent's trip to the mall are revealed in a new way in the poem "Sons and Daughters". In the poem "The Decisive Moments" a photographer captures the suicide of a woman leaping from a building. Ms Moore's emotional range is wide.
Moore embraces intimate relationships, family, betrayal, illness, separation, loss, and death with a spirit that grows more powerful and whole as the book progresses. The last few poems were imnpressive, especially "What I Want To Tell You", a poem dedicated to her husband.
Ms. Moore's poems are lyrical intelligent, well written narratives. She is the couageous "I" of all of us.
A wondrous salute to freeform poets everywhere Aug 3, 2005
These poems touched me in a way that I haven't felt with poetry for a long, long time. These poems are life things that can reaaly happen some poets write about fake things like made-up animals, or a world that is completely and utterly perfect, but not this poet I know her and she is a very great person.
Like a Shot of Jack Black Aug 2, 2005
Sometimes a book of poems is like a case of lite beer. You can open it up and slug down three or four without thinking much about it. They pass through you pretty fast, too, leaving not much more than a pleasant tingle. However, the poems in Berwyn Moore's new collection, Dissolution of Ghosts, are too rich for that. Think of a good scotch or bourbon, how the first taste rolls across your tongue and burns slowly down your throat, a glow pooling in your belly. You wouldn't want to waste good whiskey by chugging it. So it is with these poems, made to be savored, with a warm afterglow that has just a bit of a bite to it.