Friday, December 28, 2012

First review...

Check out this stellar review of my new poetry chapbook UNPRESSED by Randall Radic at Blogcritics Books... (click link for the full article)

San Francisco presents itself as the Left Coast Poetry Hub, the focal point of all things doggerel. And for a fact, the place does have a lot of free verse action. So I figured I’d ask some of the local poets what they were reading, as opposed to what they weren’t reading. Most people who know anything about poetry know that August Kleinzahler hangs out in San Francisco. And since he’s probably the most famous living poet in the Bay Area, his stuff sells well–that’s a given.
What I wanted to know was this: who’s turning out remarkable poetry? And I don’t care if they’re from the Left Coast or not. Who–regardless of where they’re from–is worthy of note?
Get this: one name kept popping up–Tess Kincaid. I’m not even sure what part of the country she lives in–the Midwest? Maybe. According to the cognoscenti, she has a lovely ‘voice,’ a true poetical sense, and almost never steps over the line separating poetry from specious crap.
...remarkable stuff: witty, syncopated with a rhythm that rocks and rolls like music when read out loud. But what really sets Tess apart from the rest of the poetical aspirants is her use of the English language...

― Randall Radic at Blogcritics Books (entire article here)


  1. Very cool! Congrats on the great review.

  2. Brava! *We* West-Coasters know and appreciate great poetry!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. Woot! I feel a tad bit proprietary having read your inimitable poetry for years now!

  4. AWESOME. Here's to the Midwest & Tess!

  5. Thanks, everybody, I couldn't have done this without your kind encouragement...

  6. It's great to see you get the recognition you deserve! Congratulations!

  7. Very well done. Congrats! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! :-)

    Greetings from London.

    1. Thank you...Merry Christmas to you and yours, too, Cuban!

  8. Whoot Hoot! This is awesome. Congrats Tess. Very cool!

  9. Your ascent is something to behold. The quickening has begun.

  10. Congratulations... It's nice to receive such a positive review.

  11. congratulations!!! wishing you a wonder-filled new year!

  12. fantastic! congrats on the wonderful review and the publication of another beautiful book of verse! YOU ROCK!!


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