A prose piece in two
parts by the author of From another point of view the woman
seems to be resting (Trike Press, 1981). Though the second part
is not, like the first,
in retablo form the lack of location and the sense of collapsed time
within the fabric of its increased pressurized language.
"a surface tension that sparks, making this brocade of broken
lives much more complex
than the sentence structure alone."
--Bret Lott, Columbus Dispatch
"It is tempting to describe this text as
an exploration of what Lukacs called the reifying
consciousness of modern individuals, but such causal inferences based
on history and
society are kept at a distance by these silent word pictures.... There
is little analysis and
no explanations ... impressively original."
--Peter Middleton, Reality Studios
"Sher uses the asides of parenthetical comment as shadow
and echo, adding an
underscoring of urgency to the poem's low-key surface."
--Kathleen Fraser, Poetics Journal
"A poetry of indeterminacy in which time and location are
uncertain, in which the
subject, if it exists at all, exists infinitely ... a thinking about
thought ... as elusive
as the site of an atom."