In his June 2012 Contemporary Poetry Reviews on The Huffington Post, poet and critic Seth Abramson has reviewed Craig Santos Perez’ from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn 2010) and Calvin Bedient’s The Multiple, forthcoming from Omnidawn September 1, 2012:
1. The Multiple, Calvin Bedient (Omnidawn Publishing, 2012). These stunning poems succeed not merely at the level of the poem or stanza or line but indeed the word — Bedient leaps and pivots and lunges so kinetically the reader can only marvel at his dexterity.
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4. from Unincorporated Territory [saina], Craig Santos Perez (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010). This book, the second in a series of books subtitled “from Unincorporated Territory,” requires — more properly, demands — careful study and consideration from both poetry-readers and historians alike, as it constitutes an ambitious act of historical recovery that challenges even as it educates.
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