True Review
Current Issue Number 103 Vol.37 April 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hatch
THE HATCH:

THE HATCH by Joe Fletcher. Brooklyn Arts Press (www.brooklynartspress.com), 2018, 114 pp., $18.00. ISBN 978-1-93676-754-0.

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Joe Fletcher is able to paint some macabre portraits of reality. I enjoyed the vignettes more than the poetry in THE HATCH, suffused with recalled early childhood and teenage horrors. THE HATCH also scripts the all-too-familiar later, adult perspectives (or disdain for them) that can be horrible to everyone, at least sometimes.

But I suppose, in the end, they are probably not.Andrew Andrews

 


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First-Person Singularities THE BEND AT THE END OF THE ROAD The Athiest in the Attic TOTALITOPIA

OtherArms Starlings HIEROGLYPHS OF BLOOD AND BONE The Devil's Reward

The Hatch The Woman in the Camphor Trunk Metaphors Be With You

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