A Harrowing Feast: A Review of Donna Vorreyer’s A House of Many Windows by Daniel Wallace

Take a look at my review of “A House of Many Windows,” Donna Vorreyer’s great poetry collection. Take a look!

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Donna Vorreyer’s poetry collection, A House of Many Windows, published by Sundress Publications, is something of a harrowing feast. She’s a great writer; you should read her.

What are the tools available to the contemporary poet? There are quite a few–sound, image, rhythm, argument, line. Poets, however, aren’t satisfied to merely deploy such tools: they have the nearly impossible job of weaving them into a fresh form for each new poem. And it’s remarkable to see Vorreyer do just that, shifting from one emphasis to another, offering corporeal and vivid sounds in “After the Fourth Failure, Home,”
                                In the kitchen, we break bread
seeded with bees. I fill pages with clotted carcasses
then arranging wonderful line-rhythms in “Why I Love You Most When I’m Upset,”
You are a watched pot,
a willow’s…

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