TINA BASS: FAT MAN DANCING Poetry Monthly
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|TINA BASS: FAT MAN DANCING|
The title poem lets the imagery speak for itself:
...averting their eyes to barely disguise disgust at his largeness enthusing an offence they despite. They don't see the places you're filling or the joy overspilling from spaces you move through from my seat in the shadows I see the beauty of a human released from a moment letting music move through himand has an undeniable energy. Tina Bass is a natural observer and recorder of the human drama: not of the huge wide stage, but of those quieter, small moments that nonetheless resonate and linger. She is also willing to send herself up, eg ENGLISHWOMAN ABOARD:
Instead of talking loudly in pinch-nosed tones, occasionally checking that several people were listening I sat in the darkest corner of a German pub reading 'Crime and Punishment', waited motionless for Germans to make a friendly move.A reassuringly human poet whose inspirations come from the small, daily achievements.
|reviewer: Emma Lee.|