Monday, August 26, 2013

Review of "Ode to Lil' Kim in Florence" by Barbara Hamby

"Ode to Lil' Kim in Florence" by Barbara Hamby was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 26, 2013.  The voice is brisk and free, the tone at once serious, sarcastic, and nostalgic.  The poem proceeds as a high art moment, is interrupted by a pop art moment, which then leads the poet to muse upon what it means to be a liberated woman.  The poet wonders that, while liberation is a good thing, is  it worth the loss of feminine mystique?

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