Moordener Kill is a collection of poems of loss and beauty by Paul Genega. The title poem sets the scene, shocking, by way of perfectly placed words: “. . . .like a secret that stays dark / and where it leads / eventually you don’t / know and don’t care.” But Genega forces us to care; a wash of truth, cold-eyed yet tender, runs through each stanza. “I watch sky boil into night, / look out on the garden / the stand of pine I put down as saplings, and I whisper / to my good hound, yes, you’re right. . . “ This is a poet at the height of his powers; this is a book to be read and read again.
Bertha Rogers, author, Wild, Again
Finishing Line Press, March 2020
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