Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Review: After the Witch Hunt
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As if she discovered a small army of silenced women captive in her pen, Megan Falley releases them in the spilled ink that is her most brilliant collection of poems, After the Witch Hunt. Demanding "if you really love a writer, bury her in all your awful and watch as she scrawls her way out,” her book does exactly that. An incessant digging, a journey in building escape routes, armed with both humor and a brazen darkness, each poem in this book of bloodletting is another swing of the pick and axe in this young woman's labor, insistent upon light.
I've seen Megan Falley perform. I've watched her videos on YouTube for years now. And yet, I'm still shocked by how hard and deep many of her poems hit with me. Megan is a brilliant and versatile writer, and this collection is just another example of her talents. I first read After the Witch Hunt nearly a year ago, and I just keep going back to it because the poems keep resonating. This is definitely a book to borrow and re-read until the cover is tattered and the pages well-loved.
Until next time, happy reading!