Donald Platt’s piece, “Essential Tremor” reads like a paternal seismograph. It has a performative patience, but still runs like a rabbit. Poetry typically slows me to a prayer’s crawl – this piece does something of both: it’s a hybrid of breath and speed. The form is arrow-matic, and brightly confessional.


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This 50 word review is part of a series of short-form glimpses into contemporary works of poetry.   

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