requiem
joan metelerkamp    
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Br. John Forbis (OHC), SUNDAY INDEPENDENT:
this poet doesn't write floridly or introspectively; she writes as if her life and death depended on it ... the book has dignity ... We are taken to a place not of resolve but of potential ... Requiem is a testament to this way of life

Lionel Abrahams:
Requiem overwhelms my feelings. [These poems] press me to examine and question some of what I've believed about art, truth-telling, pain, love, and more

Kobus Moolman, FIDELITIES:
I found myself flinching... gasping. These are poems that do not pretend or dissemble. ...they refuse to accept simple consolations. Metelerkamp is writing her way through these poems