In America

In America

Diana Goetsch?s eighth collection of poems, her first since coming out as a trans woman, introduces us to another country, where an airport, a Starbucks, a family dinner are as confounding as the riddle of the Sphinx. Maybe the answers to how to navigate America are in plain sight, spelled out in a pop song or on a milk carton. Maybe we?re destined to be tumbleweed, ?drift Diana Goetsch?s eighth collection of poems, her first since coming out as a trans woman, introduces us to another...

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  • Jennifer
    Dec 09, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Kent Winward
    Dec 16, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

  • Burt Myers
    Nov 26, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Antonia
    Nov 30, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Karen
    Dec 22, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Alarie
    Dec 26, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

  • Kenny Chaffin
    Dec 05, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

  • Jeremy
    Jan 25, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Nicole
    Jan 04, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

  • Jimmy
    Dec 01, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

  • Frank Mundo
    Dec 11, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

  • Amy
    Dec 12, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Drew
    Nov 28, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

  • Jason Kirk
    Nov 27, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • James
    Jan 15, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Melanie Medved
    Nov 21, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Fiona
    Dec 12, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Matthew Jackson
    Feb 03, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • James Patrick Schmidt
    Dec 02, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Caitlin
    Dec 07, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Ellen
    Jan 26, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

  • Ilana
    Jan 02, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Ace Boggess
    Nov 29, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Naomi Ayala
    Dec 07, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

  • Terri Cummings
    Dec 07, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Stephen Daniels
    Feb 13, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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  • Janel Brubaker
    Feb 04, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Catherine Conley
    Dec 05, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

  • Paul
    Jan 03, 2018

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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    A moving collection. Some really powerful poems. Worthwhile. My favorites: "Whole Lotta Love," "Elton John," "Fedora," and "Irish Goodbye" ...

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  • Mary C
    Dec 05, 2017

    One of the runner-ups to the 2017 Rattle Chapbook prize. Here are links to two poems I liked: http://referentialmagazine.org/schnei... http://referentialmagazine.org/waves-... ...

    There's a welcome directness in Diana Goetsch's poetry too often missing in contemporary verse. This is a writer who confronts her subjects head on and then goes deep, whether she's describing a "tranny bar" in NYC, an encounter with a TSA agent, or the end of a friendship. Even when s...

    (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Selection) This chapbook chronicles Goetsch?s experiences in coming to terms with being transgendered and society?s frequent inability to come to terms with it. The title poem starts the collection with a bang. After being searched at the airport, she sa...

    ?In America? by Diana Goetsch, is amazing. I got it for free with my subscription to Rattle Magazine. I really enjoyed almost every poem in the collection. ?Lock on my Door? was my favorite piece, but there were so many that are memorable. Check out this book or this author if ...

    Accessible and at times poignant. I think I actually enjoyed this "Runner-Up" in the Rattle Chapbook prize, more than Taylor Mali's Whetting Stone. But does all poetry these days need a shtick? Suicide for Mali and transgender issues for Goetsch. To Goetsch's credit though, many of the...

    Very powerful yet casual and direct poetry. I didn?t realize until after I finished reading that this is her first poetry collection after transitioning. Got this with my Rattle subscription and I think it?s better than the 2017 chapbook winner, just more of my style. ...

    Uniformly, one of the best books of poetry I read this year. ...

    I received this chapbook with my Rattle subscription and all I can say is WOW! Incredible and fresh poetry! I love it! ...

    Wow..wow..wow!!! This is an incredible, powerful collection of poetry. I love Diana Goetsch's direct, honest style. It grabbed my attention, and held me, transfixed, from cover to cover. Again...wow! ...

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