Oz at Night (Paperback)

By Amanda J. Bradley

NYQ Books, 9781935520450, 80pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2011



OZ AT NIGHT lives up to its title: it is dark and fantastical, frightening and playful. A courageous looking is at the center of Bradley's poetic project, and in this her second book of poems, her gaze never falters. OZ AT NIGHT tackles philosophical musings and personal insights with equal passion, yet its interlude section contains lightly comedic poems. Its poetic forms cover as much ground as its topics, incorporating everything from short-lined free verse to strict and loose sonnets, a prose poem, an acrostic, haiku. Through the variety of OZ AT NIGHT run a consistent sincerity and an unwavering desire to understand.