Author Archives: Stanley Fefferman

Thomas Gannon Hamilton’s PANOPTIC reviewed by John B. Lee

Thomas Gannon Hamilton, Panoptic, Aeolus House, 2018, 110 pp.      I.S.B.N. 978-1-987872-13-2 … which brings me to your assignment … “Nobody stuffs the world in at your eyes.                  The optic heart must venture: a jailbreak                  and recreation.”       … Continue reading

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Luciano Iacobelli’s DOLOR MIDNIGHT reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Luciano Iacobelli, Dolor Midnight. Quattro Books.  84pp. $20.00 There is a poetry in gambling and Luciano Iacobelli has written an important book about it. As a child watching the neighbourhood men play dice in the streets, he felt “the poetry … Continue reading

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Valentino Assenza’s THROUGH PAINTED EYES reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Valentino Assenza, Through Painted Eyes, Piquant Press, $19.95 Here are some admirable lines from Through Painted Eyes, Valentino Assenza’s first full-length collection of poems: “that precious/subliminal taste/of the past through/my senses.” These lines say that though his form resembles chopped prose, the … Continue reading

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Tom Hamilton’s EL MARILLO reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

El Marillo is an elegaic work of great passion focused on Hamilton’s late wife, Rhena Hymovitch, and her humanitarian passion to bring ‘boots-on-the-ground’ aid, relief and protection to thousands of displaced ‘campesinos’ during the 1980’s in El Salvador where she lost … Continue reading

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Penn Kemp’s FOX HAUNTS Reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Penn Kemp. Fox Haunts. Aeolus House, 2018. 97 pp. The way suburban garden fences are a line the fox crosses from the countryside to steal our chickens, is like the line fox, since time immemorial, has crossed from the countryside … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF ALL MUSIC reviewed by Sharon Goodier

The Heart of All Music: Poems about Music and Musicians, by Stanley Fefferman, Aeolus House, 2018. 52 pages. Fefferman’s poetry is a phenomenal verbal symphony of sound, lyricism, imagery, rhythm and reason. A former critic, he knows music with the … Continue reading

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CO-EMERGENCE IN RANDY ROARK’S MONA LISA’S VEIL: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (1979-2001). Stanley Fefferman

INTRODUCTION A light veil covers the hair and forehead of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. That veil is the organizing image of Roark’s book Mona Lisa’s Veil:New and Selected Poems (1979-2001) where he reflects on ‘the beautiful’ in his life and … Continue reading

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Sharon Goodier*** Reviews HOME WAS ELSEWHERE: poems by Stanley Fefferman (Quattro Book, 2017). 85 pages. $18.00

After reading Home Was Elsewhere,  Stanley Fefferman’s debut book of poetry, the only question is why did he wait so long to invite us into his garden. The poems act as stepping stones leading us into and out of the … Continue reading

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