I'm spending most of this month getting caught up reviewing books and movies I read/saw in May, and so I don't want to overlook Erin Donahoe's poetry collections Beast and Through the Woods.
Donahoe is especially adept at recasting fairy tales into modern poems. I really enjoyed both collections (available from Sam's Dot). They are short, and can be read in one short sitting, or stretched out poem by poem over several reads. I read Beast in a single sitting in a waiting room, and Through the Woods more slowly, and found either way works perfectly.
If you like to see old fairy tales re-imagined for today's readers, or like seeing them mined for meaning that makes sense to contemporary thought, then you'll absolutely love Erin Donahoe's poetry.
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