This is a wonderful book of poems by Alice Major. It is a great resource for readers who love poetry as I do.
This book expands on Alice Major’s earlier themes of family, mythology, and cosmology, teasing out subtle wonders in form and subject. These poems are as unique as they are fresh.
Her voice resonates through experiments with old and new poetic forms as she imbues observed and imagined phenomena — from the centres of galaxies to the mysteries of her own backyard–with the most grounded and grounding moments of human experience.
In Standard Candles you will find an emotional dimension that seamlessly intersects with the dimensions of space and time. It is like she sees things through eyes that are reborn. This is so much the gift of a poetic, and Alice Major fits this kind of seeing and perception perfectly. It is amazing how the most ordinary things can have so much depth.
If you are a fan of Alice Major, you will enjoy seeing her work through familiar themes, while readers new to her poetry will discover unexplored universes.
I loved the book from start to finish, and I will be buying it so that I can add it to my collection of poetry books.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth