Peneloping by Amy Hollowell
A5, 32pp, €5, November 2011
The cover image is Constellation 2 (oil on canvas) by Esther Garcia Eder.
Peneloping is a beautiful energy construct of poems calling to mind’s ear both the participial glee of Gertrude Stein’s “continuous present” and the verbal shapeshifting of James Joyce. Antics and intricate care: “bespun and bespanning/allhere/and beshifting”. Kudos to Amy Hollowell’s exuberant and special measure.
Anne Waldman, author of Fast Speaking Woman