news | Monday July 14, 2014

Book Review: PRISM International on Coping with Emotions and Otters

Michelle Barker for PRISM International has reviewed Dina Del Bucchia’s 2013 collection of poetry, Coping with Emotions and Otters, calling it “a delightful and poignant satire of our celebrity-obsessed culture.”

Del Bucchia has a radar for the ridiculous: our propensity to deify celebrities (even if they’re otters), our love of navel-gazing, our desire for transformation in ten easy steps. … Del Bucchia’s approach is playful on many levels. She experiments with structure, and is not afraid to incorporate sidebars and YouTube commentaries. She also plays with the reader. Many of the poems are funny. … If this book was only funny though, it would become tiresome. It isn’t. There is beautiful and moving writing in these pages.

Read the full review from July 10, 2014 online.

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