Published by March Street Press
Don Winter: Poet, Editor, Publisher, Critic about “she: insinuations of flesh brooding.”
Both inevitable and fresh, she: insinuations of flesh brooding displays Spiel’s ever present, intelligent, and sophisticated ear for language, his singular vision, and, most importantly, his guts to go on his nerve. He implicitly rebukes the tradition that has attempted to transform women into emblems of art, thereby erasing their lives. Instead, he positions them as subjects of the poems; real, ordinary women living extraordinary lives. … Spiel’s craft is not showy or adorned, but rather dignified and quiet, giving his voice a no-nonsense authority. Indeed, the poet Spiel writes with an authority of voice rarely achieved, by either man or woman, in the small press.
Quote from Penhimalaya