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Journey Cake (review)

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Journey Cake (review)

Manoa , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 1, 2001

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duction to his book contains some errors and is often oversimplified, but Haiku: This Other World is an outstanding addition to Wright's literary and humanist achievements--a beacon to that "other world," masterful and free. Like remembering, The hills are dim and distant In the winter air. leza lowitz Journey Cake by Tam Lin Neville. Kansas City: BkMk Press, 1998. 75 pages, paper $11.95. Amid the vivid images of flowers and flames found in Tam Lin Neville's first fulllength collection, Journey Cake, theater imagery appears prominently. In fact, many of her poems read like stage directions for one-act morality plays. In "The Understudy's Hand," we see a man devoted to a role he will never play, that of the hero who "doesn't understand his world / and wants to find someone who does / but his shoes are worn out, there is no more bread." Between acts, the understudy "repairs the hero's shoes and puts crusts in his pack," much as Neville herself provides readers with all they need in order to make the mental journey to the place where her characters come into being: Late afternoon, the clouds sealed but still heavy after a day of rain. The

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Published: Oct 1, 2001

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