Rebecca Morgan Frank was our first featured reader of this season and was a joy to hear read aloud. She read for us on September 3rd, 2013 from her new poetry collection, Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012). Little Murders Everywhere was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Here is a lovely portion of a review of the collection by Deborah Bennet, which appeared in The Tottenville Review.
“The poems in Rebecca Morgan Frank’s debut collection Little Murders Everywhere bring to mind the former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s assertion that all poetry is meant to be read out loud, to be savored on the tongue. The words spill forth in a tumble of image, idea and sound, offering multi-layered pleasures. Even as we recoil from the gruesome reality of animal dissection or the grotesque self-mutilation in a carnival act, we cannot help but delight in the irregular music of layered sound. And if we are honest with ourselves, we cannot help but press our noses close to the glass of the spectacles depicted in clear-eyed terms.”