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Tara-Michelle Ziniuk Reviewed in Eye Weekly

By Tightrope Books | August 27th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Tara-Michelle Ziniuk writes unapologetically confessional poetry about breakups and bad vegan food and also dares to take on the nearly extinct (in Canada at least) political poem. Raw and candid is her default setting in Somewhere to Run From (Tightrope Books, 102 pages, $14.95; •••) but her longer and more complex works show that she can work a narrative with insight, as in “Dolphin Poetry” (I had a heart — hard like a horse’s / a pony on a locket / weak teeth / nothing you ever wanted) or in the from-out-of-nowhere Sinatra inspired “Through the Night” (“We’re all getting old / Maybe this is what lube is for. ”)

Read about 2 other great Toronto poets in the rest of the article here: http://www.eyeweekly.com/arts/books/article/70017–there-are-8-million-poets-in-the-naked-city

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