S. Jane Sloat
In the Voice of a Minor Saint
June 19, 2019 Comments.. 428
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  • Title: In the Voice of a Minor Saint
  • Author: S. Jane Sloat
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 465
  • Format: saddle-stitched chapbook
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    1. Breslin White says:

      This is poetry written for other poets, making it very impressive to me.Of course, the book is readable for everyone. But, for a poet to have a well-deserved appreciation for the work of another poet is something special, and it calls attention to the talent of the author. I feel that she is writing to me personally; a feeling which probably I haven’t felt in so many odd years. I like to recapture, before I began to write, that feeling of being an admirer, purely, of all things poetic.Admiring [...]

    2. Sandy Longhorn says:

      An aside before delving into the poems: This was my first book from Tilt Press, and I'd like to commend them on the quality of the chapbook. The cover art is amazing and in four-color printing. The paper is quality stock, heavy enough to withstand my dog-earring behaviors and my endless annotations. And, the inclusion of the endpapers of chocolate brown give the whole thing a polished look.To the poems: Sloat's subject matter focuses on the everyday in such a natural way that I fall into the poe [...]

    3. G. says:

      Can one ever say a poetry book is ever fully read? No. I don't think so. It's certainly the case with "In the Voice of a Minor Saint". I enjoyed picking it up and reading it slowly and rereading. In the end, I had a wonderful evening with the book and a favorite fountain pen. Numerous markings on the margins now attest to my thoughts of S. Jane's poems.The poems seem sprung spontaneously from daily life. Our best poems often are. There are moments of dislocation and decay, wonderment and amuseme [...]

    4. Charmi says:

      A wonderful collection - and beautifully bound! "Curtains" absolutely does me in.

    5. Laura says:

      Stunning. Every golden word.

    6. Valerie says:

      I am a fan of Sloat's poetry, so I really liked In the Voice of a Minor Saint. I feel like each poem has been put together so carefully, down to the sound of each syllable and the placement of each line break, you end up seeing something totally ordinary (like weather or nature) seem amazing. It's like Sloat arranged something special for her readers.I liked the titles of the poems, and there was a variety to the stanza breaks. I was glad to see ghazals in the book, which were done in a way that [...]

    7. Laura Davis says:

      A persuasive collection of poetry, Sloat hooks you in, opens a window and beckons you to climb through. She manages to be bound to both the reality of the mundane, like trips to the gas station and morning coffee, with poems like “Pursuit” and “Shady” but then shines when she makes the mundane magical. There is a slowness to the tone of this book, but the intention is not stagnation, but rather savoring moments and details. The book’s title poem demonstrates this attention to detail th [...]

    8. Kathleen says:

      Read this book last month, but I am new to and the Poetry Book Challenge, and catching up! Reviewed it for Prick of the Spindle, so will summarize here:Loved it! Each poem gripped me with its fine simplicity of language and precision of diction combine with very subtle, complicatedwell, progress. I would go from line to line, stanza to stanza with astonishment, meaning piling up the way muscle builds in the legs from repeated stair climbing.I loved the voice in it, a quiet observer both humble [...]

    9. Matt Jasper says:

      This is brilliant. I need to come back and write 'er up proper when I have time to do it justice.

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