Reading “Riversongs”

In Riversongs by Michael Anania there is a great sense of nature and the natural world. The punctuation and line spacing are very clunky in places which breaks the style in some of the poems but he has a very clever and interesting way of using stanza that compensates. Overall there is a great combination of subject and style, making the collection feel well brought together.  I especially liked Prothalamion and The Judy Travaillo Variations.

Riversongs is very readable and good to turn to time and again. Anania has shown water in all of it’s varieties and forms. This is a fantastic collection about movement and change, albeit very subtly shown.

it is a game of change, this play
of time against the lay of the land
-Return I

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