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Celestine Frost:

Dusty Dog
1904-A Gladden
Gallup NM, 87301

55 pp., $5.95

This chapbook is a nice surprise--Celestine Frost's crafting is a real find. It's exquisite work, dense and enveloping with a strong, assured narration. Celestine is adept at both metaphoric work and down-to-earth storylines--and manages to toss off lines like "O it had come to the morning/ of the drug bitter end// with that quality/ of a private bath" without being cliched or sophomoric. There's only one literary price to pay for Celestine's imagery... the reader needs to take a breather every dozen pages or so.--Roger-Kyle Keith

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1996.

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