Author: Norm Sibum
Ovid de nos jours
by Eric Miller
What is it we want from writing? Some people want affirmation of a particular philosophy for which they feel attachment. Others relish technical excellence. When I pose the question to myself, however, the conclusion I reach might seem heretical in the current critical climate. Sincerity must accompany talent.
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A Review of: Intimations of a Realm in Jeopardy
by Michael Greenstein
Montreal poet Norm Sibum's narrative poems are not everyone's cup of
tea; they are, rather, bottles of wine that have been sitting in
cellars, collecting the dust of meaning and growing in complexity and
peril. His characters and situations are reminiscent of Robert
Browning's, but instead of breathing air they exhale and inhale the
exhaust of apocalyptic times. This can be seen in the intriguing
vagueness of Norm Sibum's title, Intimations of a Realm in Jeopardy,
which, in turn, is re-enacted in each of the twelve long, lyrical,
impressionistic poems in this latest collection.
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