Book Review: “Digging In” by Ric Amante
Sixty poems: all compelling, all with a feeling of completeness about them, all fresh. But “Digging In” is not just another slim book of good poems, it is a good book, well and thoughtfully constructed. Case in point, the opener, “Passage”, first line:
And love will grind your bones…
I read that and had to read on. What I found was sometimes gritty, sometimes profound, sometimes fantastic and once even reminiscent of “Casey at the Bat.” All poems were refreshing, challenging - laden with the reasons I love poetry.
This is a tightly constructed book, thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend it and suggest you get your copy NOW.
“Digging In”, by Ric Amante, Shires Press, 2010