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on James Shea’s The Lost Novel (2016-05-26 16:28:34)

“The voices of the poems in The Lost Novel are alternately unsettled, wry, contemplative, resigned, and baffled. But throughout those fluctuations they’re also relentlessly endearing; as the speaker of the poem “Florida, Missouri” tells it, This is the breezy firsthand / account of my life. If you don’t / want to listen, I don’t care. But it’s a testament to that insouciant breeziness that we do want to listen; we do care.” —Jeff Alessandrelli, The Kenyon Review

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