by Lynette Greenfield

Miss Understood

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Lynette Greenfield stakes out, as firmly as ever, the position of poetry in a world where language registers have been largely mellowed by forces of oppression. Greenfield’s poems unfold in settings; local streets, café’s, and cities, yet these poems oppose grand pronouncements and renounce engagement. We see her continual evolution toward memory, but the role of poetry is still both vital and deeply emotional. These new poems, pitched at a register slightly lower than that of praise, offer a quiet surprise out of wise and hard-earned scepticism.