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Mola . . . Person by Lynn Veach Sadler

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Winner of the 2012 Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize

Mola . . . Person by Lynn Veach Sadler

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A lesson in history, almost. A lesson in anthropology, tradition, and roots, almost. A lesson in the power of poetry to rend and blend reality and imagination until they become indistinguishable from each other, certainly. Who is the clone of whom? Who is the real child and grown-up artist? Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler’s exquisite handling of language tools and penetrating research into the subject matter of this chapbook and her unique way of mixing what we know and what we think we know provide us with a landscape that necessitates only the closing of eyes in order to transport us to this world of blurred colors and blurred consciousness. Along the way, we get an ‘answer’ for what happened to one of the Panama Canal engineers. –Yossi Faybish, Editor, Aquillrelle Press, Grimbergen, Belgium

In her latest chapbook, Mola … Person, Lynn Veach Sadler channels the voice of an albino male with the Kuna tribe, this particular division on the San Blas islands off Colombia and Panama. The focused poems together form a pleasant anthropological analysis in poetry and a well-researched diversion from the more common poetry themes being explored by contemporary poets. As Publisher of several of her history-researched poems the past few years, I find Mola … Person to be a compelling expansion of Dr. Sadler’s previous analyses of histories and cultures and a chapbook that will be of interest to those who want a ‘You Are There’ approach to learning about an interesting and lesser-known native culture. –David Messineo, Publisher/Poetry Editor, Sensations Magazine

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