Black Lawrence Press
August 25, 2009

Brent Goodman: Thoughtful, Thought Provoking, Moving

GoodmanCover4Thanks to Midwest Book Review for a concise but positive review of The Brother Swimming Beneath Me by Brent Goodman:

When one’s soul rains, it pours. “The Brother Swimming Beneath Me” is a collection of poems from author Brent Goodman about anything and everything with a small focus on the loss of his brother at a young age. Thoughtful and thought provoking, “The Brother Swimming Beneath Me” is a moving read through and through. “Cicada”: Your name :: August nearly empty//Your body :: a searching throat//Your song :: A viola playing its bow// Your memory :: veined translucent wings//Your distance :: by earth or sky// Your cycle :: bury a child’s body underground.

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