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David Goldschiag & Lynne Micon Bruno (eds):

PO Box 7392
Van Nuys, CA, 91409

20 pp., $3.00

"Nine Los Angeles Pierce College Poets Speak Out On AIDS." If you are socially aware this chapbook will send your thoughts nebula. It creates a flame which begins mentally, becomes physical, and ends up altering one's social concerns. Poetry can indeed alter the way we view the world. It can alter this view forever and become an enlightening, spine-tingling (I mean literally) adventure of learning, changing, and evolving socially. I guess art does free the spirit and enlightens the masses as a friend of mine once said. A friend I loved dearly. A friend who died of AIDS. I prefer to think of it as "Harsh art for harsh times." This becomes a chant which rumbles through my mind whenever I read something which affects me as deeply at this chapbook. Yes, these are harsh times, and Diamonds in a Frozen Cavern is a work which will awaken the reader with it's indicators of the heart and mind. These are words bound by our society's press of necessity.--R.R. Lee Etzwiler

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #2,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press