Review: Firefly July

Today’s review of the day comes from Poetry panelist Kelly, who blogs at Writing and Ruminating. Back during National Poetry month, she reviewed Poetry finalist Firefly July by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Kelly wrote:

Most of the poems fall into the “imagist” category: full of clear, sharp language, and conveying a clear snapshot description of the poem’s subject matter. Or if you’d prefer the Poetry Foundation’s definition, “clarity of expression through the use of precise visual images. These are spare, muscular poems that accomplish quite a bit with their few words.

Read the rest of the review here.