Molly Fisk’s new book, The More Difficult Beauty was released yesterday. Somewhere in the Sierra there was a great stirring and release party, I suspect.
See my short review in Sacramento News & Review, or read the full review below.
The More Difficult Beauty
by Molly Fisk
Publication Date: March 10, 2010
Trim size: 5.5″ x 8.5″, soft cover
ISBN 10: 9780917658365
ISBN 13: 978-0-917658-36-5
Hip Pocket Press, 5 Del Mar Court, Orinda, California 94563
Reading Molly Fisk’s The More Difficult Beauty gave me the odd sensation of falling down a well, but instead of into darkness, I fell into light. Fisk’s words give us darkness and shadow, but these poems twist this into a kind of release, leaving the reader with a bittersweet, sobering hope. John Updike considers Fisk’s current poetic offering a “Fearless, clear-eyed work.”
This poet braves the more difficult places and reveals the world’s simple truths. —Dorianne Laux