Copyright Maureen Sexton 2007
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"Swingin' on the branch of a broken family tree"
~ Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
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REVIEW OF BROKEN BRANCHES
by Liana Christensen
I have had the time to savour your poetry in Broken Branches. There is so much I love about it. Firstly, being of a similar vintage, and growing up working class in Willagee, so much of what you evoke is immediately very clear and real to me. ("Summer Haze", "Heatwave '67" to name just two of many). I loved the journey it took me on into the joys and horrors of my own childhood, as well. You have a gift for conveying both joy and horror with great simplicity and no overstatement. Secondly, I love the grounded physicality of your writing, its specificity in the body and the natural world. It gives sensuous and visceral impact. Thirdly, the poems about your daughter are extraordinarily powerful and moving. Thanks for the pleasure of your poetry. I look forward to volume two!