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Ann E. Michael in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review

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You can read the poetry of Ann E. Michael in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review

http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Michael.html

Michael Steffen in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review

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You can read the poetry of Michael Steffen in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review

http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Steffen.html

Bad Behavior by Michael Steffen

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Paperback:
 106 pages

Publisher: Brick Road Poetry Press (December 11, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0983530459

ISBN-13: 978-0983530459

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A poetic review by Rodger Lowenthal

Start with self-deprecating humor

step to the weird and odd: “A Working Act,”

“How to Catch a Fly Ball with Your Teeth”

then to the macabre and grisly: “The Last Episode”

a double edged sword lurking in “The Past”

the mundane freshened

by a coat of verbal punch

Steffen reveals himself

easily, unselfconsciously

attacking in “Advice for a Famous Poet”

with mordant humor in “Killing Time”

and “Snow Penis”

The language is precise, accurate

in “Synonymy” unexpected discovery

“At the Fertility Clinic” describes mechanical “pleasure”

Bottom line – Steffen does not hold back

the reader is immediately comfortable

in the poet’s world

You can get the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Behavior-Michael-Steffen/dp/0983530459/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1362406686&sr=1-1&keywords=michael+steffen+poetry

Rodger Lowenthal 4Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is known to pick up pieces of cigars and Hollywood whenever he can.