95 Books calls The Porcupinity of the Stars 'exceptional'

By Jonathan Ball
95 Books
October 18 2010

'It’s rare to see surrealistic poetry with such lyrical, emotional depth. Barwin’s newest collection is an exceptional book, one that strikes a careful set of balances to offer poems that are at once funny, melancholy, emotive, detached, warm, and wry. Each page brims with fresh, exciting, original, and vibrant imagery — 'the porcupinity of the stars' is a good example, a phrase that seems nonsensical at first read but appears more and more fitting with each further consideration.'

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