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Redress

Rosace Publications, 1983, 36 pg.

 

Review from Canada: by Crad Kilodney

The Bizarre Pay-Off of Flickering Interest
“My interest increased as I read through Redress. Some of the poems were remarkably good. In “The Desk Is a Frozen Sea...” the poet's task is represented by a dream in which he shits on a frozen sea. Here's part of it”

So straining & hurt at that pole
he makes one tortured turd which tears &; hangs
bleeding into the blank snow
It lives! It is strung with throbbing black veins!

“It's often hard to follow Bearden into his own personal world, & in this collection as well, odd words are an annoyance. But this poet isn't afraid to take chances. He writes with conviction, and has a keen sense of detail.”