So, again, thank you Joey Madia for reading me a decade ago and still being around, thus, not only able to review any particular book but a poet's often invisible trajectory. A paragraph like the following excerpt is not possible by a first-time or one-time reviewer, and I'm grateful to see it:
Another thread I have followed through Tabios’ publications has been the dynamic tension between affluence (banking and finance, pearls and furs and gems judged upon their hardness) and Diaspora, orphans, and despair and challenge tied to place. The poems of Sun Stigmata bring these subjects forth with a tangible power. It is up to the reader to find unity in disparity; to be the catalyst in an alchemical transaction (a hieros gamos) that rises beyond Reality into the etheric realms where the nigredo of our art is born(e).
The entire review HERE.
* REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE