Girls From the County by Donna Lynch

Girls From the County by Donna Lynch

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Haunting, heartbreaking, and highly accomplished. The razor-sharp poems in Donna Lynch’s latest collection mix the real and all-too-common with folklore as powerful commentary about the dangers women face, most often from men, but occasionally from themselves, too, especially while dealing with the danger and trauma. There’s a mix of styles on display, including poems that rhyme and poems that contain only a few end rhymes and slant rhymes. These poems are even more powerful when read out loud, each one a crafted soundscape that sonically moves the reader through the landscapes of danger the narrators face or try to recover from. Highly recommended.

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