Saturday, October 19, 2013

Review of "Beauty Supply" by Lee Ann Brown

"Beauty Supply" by Lee Ann Brown, a poetry teacher at St. John's University, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on October 18, 2013.  A link to the poem including the poet's notes may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23724?utm_source=PAD%3A+Beauty+Supply+by+Lee+Ann+Brown&utm_campaign=poemaday_101813&utm_medium=email

The poet reveals in her notes that she composed the poem while observing the sights, sounds, and signs of the city whiz by as she stared out of the window of the bus she takes to work.  The result is a "collage" of images.  The poet manages to capture the rhythm of this "whirlwind" of sensory data in the rhythm of her poem.  Her word choices are pleasing to the ear--full of alliteration, consonance, assonance, and hints of internal rhyme.  The juxtaposition of images flows with a strange logic of its own.

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