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“[...]angstman’s poetry is wonderfully honest, personal and so layered that one, two, even three reads later, I’m still plumbing its depths. From poems like, riding bareback, which is so sexually charged as to inflame feelings both erotic and embarrassing, as though in some moments you are a participant in the poem and others you are the voyeur, [...t]o poems like 1926, about her grandfather, which is a fantastic personal journey that gives such insight into angstman’s life and genealogy, the reader feels she has given out the very pieces of herself. [...] angstman has a clear talent for weaving together beautiful words. She paces her rhythms perfectly and creates poems like deep, glistening pools you stumble across in the middle of a lonely wood, unable to resist the urge to dive right in and see how deep you can go on a single breath. [...] Certainly, I cannot end this [...] without mention of the poem on poet justin.barrett, which is deservedly praiseworthy [...and] brilliant. I wish someone thought so highly of my poetry and, further, I wish I could craft such lines regarding ms. angstman’s work in particular. Just to try and do them justice. [...]” -Jeff Fleming (editor, Nibble Poetry Journal)

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Don't Call Me Plath  

Twelve Outstanding Women of the Small Press

Don't Call Me Plath  

Twelve Outstanding Women of the Small Press

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