Reverso Reviews!

This is an adult entry for this blog – some words may be sensitive to some readers. You have been warned.

Betsy Bird, over at SLJ, reviewed Mirror Mirror today and 100 Scope Notes did too – and he did it in reverso (the form in the book) and so did Bookends!

In my last writing class at the prison, I took Mirror Mirror and led a reverso workshop – it is hard to write those! One person, Sharlene Henry, wrote an amazing reverso poem, and frankly I really wish you could hear Sharlene read it because she really performs it. Here it is, with Sharlene’s permission, of course, with the worst curses bleeped out:

Happy with him

F*** that he Lovesss me!!!
Why – wouldn’t he –
Is Love really that blind…
He’s beautiful! He’s wonderful!
Was the sex really that good?
Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn.

Pist off at him

Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn!
Was the sex really that good!!
He’s beautiful; he’s wonderful;
Is love really that blind?
Why wouldn’t he???
F*** that he lovesss me

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