Review: Ink by Lane Mochow
Author, Lane Mochow
by Julie Carpenter
If you go to Lane’s Author page, the review of this book is deceptively simple. It begins with a few lines of poetry from this sharp, sweet, and far too short book.
Well ya know what?
I'm not hiding anymore.
I'm not afraid of death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities.
The fact that this fearless, poignant book was written by someone I have known since he was a child, makes it all the sweeter. I was asked to do an early reading and I was stunned by the depth and maturity of this young poet.
Because this book is so slim, I can’t write an in depth review. There will be time for that later I hope! But I do want to encourage our readers to buy this volume and follow this poet as he navigates mental illness, life’s pleasures, and how our societal expectations and boundaries can push people to the breaking point.
From poems about romance, sex, gender and attraction, to the sacred powers of “Hospital Jesus,” this chapbook may seem as small as ripples in a pond, but it is profound, fathoms deep.
Julie Carpenter is the creator of the Sacred Chickens website. She is dedicated to telling stories and making sure that indie writers and publishers have a way to be heard. She uses narrative, her own and others’, to help interpret the world. She has a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in Composition Theory. She wants to bend reality one story at a time. Julie’s work has appeared in Fiction on the Web and will be included The New Guard. She is currently working on a novel.
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