Blue Mistaken for Sky.

Author:Sutherland, Matt
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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Andrea Hollander; BLUE MISTAKEN FOR SKY; Autumn House Press (Nonfiction: Poetry) 17.95 ISBN: 9781938769337

Byline: Matt Sutherland

When a poem causes you a wince of discomfort, chances are that it's the poet who let down her defenses and revealed a psychic wound. Such vulnerability is powerful. You feel for the poet, and such feelings are what make us best as humans. But don't overdo it, poet, because that well of empathy can quickly run dry. In sharing the heartache of her divorce, Andrea Hollander does humanity a service. She is the author of four other collections of poetry and the recipient of many prestigious prizes.

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