Arbitrary Horrors. "Extraction of Arrows" by Kathryn Lomer [review]
Kathryn Lomer's "Extraction of Arrows" is a fine first book. It is more unified than most, but with a varied enough poetic base to make one interested in the poems that Lomer will write in the future. Its essential feature is a tight focus on the self; as lyric poetry should be, it is 'self-centred', without any of the pejorative overtones of that phrase. At almost all points, we are aware of the poet herself, a body existing alongside a compendium of moods, experiences and emotions.