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Comments for Gag

GagGag: 10/12/07

Gag is a short book of poetry written in a pounding beat and covering a wide gamut of sexually charged subjects as seen through a life affected by abuse.

The language used is crude, frank and repetitive. At first it shocks and then it desensitizes. After that, it unfortunately, bores.

The poems are mostly free form and almost follow a rap beat. The thing that annoyed me most was the overuse (and misuse) of the ellipses. I suppose the over abundance of "..." is there to show that things grind on but it backfires, giving the impression that the poet can't figure out how to end the poem or has grown bored with her work.

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