Poetry, Reviews

Review: Yenser, Blue Guide

jacket imageThe LA Weekly recently published a favorable review of Stephen Yenser’s Blue Guide. From the review by Tom Cheyney: "Yenser’s new collection, Blue Guide, inhabits a creative zone where playful formalism coexists comfortably with flights of free association and jazz improvisation, where keenly skewed observations ripple through a steady-flowing current of parental and fraternal love and seriously tweaked humor.… He deeply cares about humankind but can’t overcome entropy’s overwhelming yank and pull or capture memory’s elusive clarity for long. Fond of alliteration, pun and cadence, Yenser seeks out syllabic and sonorous synchronicities.… Whether perused on the page or heard aloud, Yenser’s poems reveal a contender in our midst."