Poetry. "Whoever you are, take courage from these poems, for if they tell us that life's not for sissies, they also remind us that, in the end, we all have a shot at being heroes" - David Kirby. "Steve Gehrke's THE PYRAMIDS OF MALPIGHI is full of intelligence, passion, and surprise.This book promises great things to come, true enough-but it is already a great thing, challenging, weighty and satisfying"- T.R. Hummer.
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Gehrke uses language gracefully, and a number of the poems are beautifully written. However, for me, they just didn't hold a power over and beyond the technicalities of language. They weren't poems that truly touched me, with very few exceptions, and seemed more concerned with technicality and beauty of language than anything else. I suppose, in the end, I felt they were rather too clean, too neat, and too self-consciously poems. They were sometimes a bit didactic, and where there were characters...well, I just didn't believe in them. They felt too formed, too much created solely for the author's messages and technical flourishes. It's a graceful book, but not one I'd recommend to poetry lovers in general.