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How Yah Doon
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Milk Bowl Moon Over St. Louis
 
 
St. Louis poet David E. Patton`s poetry, bursts like a newly seasoned soup served up at a mission kitchen amidst a gaggle of strangers. Pushing fifty and largely self-educated Patton is a gay black man and his territory is Americana. However Patton`s use of vernacular is a blend of Walt Whitman and a young rap poet. So how can this be: a modern poet whose coming-of-age era was the 1970's? How can this man of fifty-something differ from so many who claim to write poetry? Afterall many poets are poor and perhaps downtrodden. But not all poets have a voice.
--John Stiles
 
 
 
Rhubarb is Susan
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Waiting for the Rapture
 
 
Olson's poems in this book are tiny ones; there is a way in which they lack a kind of freight that many poems today do. Perhaps it is Olson's faith that allows him to turn the poem over and fold it closed in direct contrast to the popularity of the open form, the unclosed door, with which many people like to end their lines. Not that Olson is presenting some kind of completion, but that there is a quietness to his work, a kind of "closing the door" on what comes before.
--Simon DeDeo
 
 
 
ELEKTRISK MATLAGNIN
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Waiting for the Rapture
 
 
Review by Tomas Ekströms in Swedish.
 
 
 
Galatea Resurrects
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Waiting for the Rapture

http://galatearesurrection2.blogspot.com/2006/05/waiting-for-rapture-by-kirby-olson.html

The poems exhibit precision, compositional asceticism, and an uninhibited drive to convey something. No one is writing like Kirby Olson because no one has the guts...
--Jon Leon 
 
 
 
On Dirt...
 
A refreshing read, full of tiny surprises that make reading worthwhile.
--Geof Huth
 
Actually, be sure to acquire [it].  If you do, you can relive the 1980s, the heyday of zines. You can believe you are in your twenties again.
--Geof Huth
 
A great zine devoted to minimalist approaches to writing...And there's a John M. Bennet poem to solidify Dirt's indie cred.
--Davd Harrison Horton
 
[I]t's great to have any reviews printed of these kinds of work, and Primeau's are certainly better than the kind of reviews most poetry gets in the mainstream.
--Bob Grumman
 
 
 
Praise for PERSISTENCIA

Persistencia Press [is] a germ size publisher in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Along with chapbooks Persistencia also publishes an assembly of literary marginalia including a zine of minimalist poetry called Dirt, a surrealist journal called Starfish, another zine called No Wave, and erotic broadsides under the Lipstick! imprint. Each publication is strict in its simplicity and devoted to the obscure, odd, or overlooked. Persistencia Press is truly an inspiring effort in a landscape populated by the ornate and moneyed publishers. It is a renegade even by small press standards.
--Jon Leon