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Title : Northernmost
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ISBN : 4141547
Format Type : Electronic Chapbook
Number of Pages : 14 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Northernmost Reviews

  • Steven
    2019-04-12 19:21

    I've read quite a few comments about this chapbook so I'm not sure what more I can add that isn't reiteration. So reiteration it is!! (All the enthusiasm is warranted.) These poems are delicate & shimmer as slipping light on ice. Below the controlled calm there is a layer of evocative warmth-- for a lack of a better word--there's something seductive & sexy lurking. This is exciting because the poems may seem deceptively simple but are actually layered complexities with a language you are thrilled to have floating around in your head.

  • Arielle
    2019-03-28 19:31

    Lovely, lovely. Brooklyn said these poems were cold, but to me, they are hot and aching. The poems gather speed as the book goes on, becoming outward-spirally and tighter simultaneously. There is spaciousness in the cold landscape and winter, from which a warm, hearth community and human connectedness, sensuality, and gorgeous language emerges. This chapbook is lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • Juliet
    2019-04-16 22:25

    4 1/4 stars.I really liked this collection. It's oddly evocative. It is chilly and wintry and maybe even a little bit quaint, but with an underlying squalid darkness. Makes me think of frozen porridge, rancid animal fat, and bogs.Makes me think of lambs--some of them soft, some of them cold and blue-tinged, some of them carved out of ice, some of them skinned and encased in ice.I will write a poem inspired by this collection, including lambs, blue, and witches.

  • Kristine Muslim
    2019-04-15 15:11

    This is eroticism in a glacial environment. “Mariehamm,” that dirty-talking foreplay of a poem, declares with abandon: “The sea, the sea will provide.”I also love the piece entitled "Sisu," which says with finality:“…her teeth are strong, and her tongue is sharp,but she still swallows the vowels.”

  • Becca
    2019-04-16 19:26

    Delicious neologisms lurk within -- sheepdots! turboprop! tonguebud! starspray!

  • Barry
    2019-04-20 23:13


  • Paula
    2019-03-30 17:28

    Effing lovely.

  • Malcolm Alexander
    2019-04-14 18:35

    Brooklyn certainly has a unique voice here. These poems beg to be reread once the subconscious has had a bit of time to work on them.

  • Andrew
    2019-04-07 23:30


  • Charmi
    2019-03-28 23:16

    Quite nice. 3.5.

  • Meen
    2019-03-26 23:34

    This was a lovely collection, but I didn't like them as much as the ones in The Milk for Free. I definitely agree with Malcolm that these poems need to marinate and be reread.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-03-27 20:34


  • Paul Siegell
    2019-04-04 21:22

    vivid and crisp, the bubbles in the ice of both poles would be pleased.