Nicole Walker reviews door of thin skins here
door of thin skins is reviewed by Jane L. Carman in the current issue of American Book Review, Sex Writing, edited by Cris Mazza.
Nicole Sheets reviews door of thin skins in Diagram New Michigan Press here!
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Shira Dentz’s hybrid poetry/prose memoir, door of thin skins, opens on a scene with Dr. Abe in his “watering hole,” the New York penthouse apartment-turned-office where the 60-year-old psychotherapist sees city patients. Here, too, we are introduced to the poet’s remarkable eye as it surveys her surroundings: “art in a precise geometry along the walls like cut hedges around a house,” “black wooden masks, quick meadows, the slight and tarnished,” “[a] woman’s torso with flowing breasts, blue and gold, coat of thin skins” (3). Here is a room “fashioned according to Freud” and a poem cataloging objects of decor grouped around the towering totem of a capital
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DOOR OF THIN SKINS, poems by Shira Dentz (poems which as a sum (as a collection) is more than its parts (individual poems). Good example—an urgent motivation—as to why poetry should be more than verse. Novelistic in scope. Searing, thus moving in content. Ambitious and effectively so in form.)