Reality, not sympathyFORMS OF INTERCESSION
By Jayne Pupek
102 pp. Mayapple Press $15.95
Reviewed by Doris E. Pavlichek
There is more hope in a cup of coffee
than a stack of holy books...
Jayne Pupek’s first full-length book of poetry examines the life of women from every angle, delving into many aspects—abortion, infidelity, mastectomy, doubt, death—from which a less seasoned or courageous writer might shy away. Pupek, having published two chapbooks and a novel and having had her poems included in anthologies and nominated for The Pushcart Prize, has the fortitude and staying power of her own favorite poet, Sylvia Plath. Read the rest of the review.At forty-three, I’m too old to wait on a redeemer.
Sometimes you must intercede on your own behalf.
— From the title poem