9/30/15

NEW Review of Pigeons and Peace Doves by Matthew J. Hall (Blood Pudding Press 2015)

"It is not often I come across a chapbook that incorporates the tangible materials of its binding and pages into the reading experience. The silvery sparkle of the grey pages and the messy, yet endearing thread binding of Matthew J. Hall’s Pigeons and Peace Doves gently pull the reader into a pool of melancholy reflection his poetry creates.

Through the narrator’s stream of consciousness, the reader is able to peer into the thoughts of an often stigmatized and ignored voice—the voice of those who live with mental illness. Hall writes candidly about depression and the contemplation of suicide, and he does justice to the realities of those living with mental health issues. The reader witnesses the narrator struggle. They are in bed with him as he is torn between the grace of the peace dove and the effrontery of the pigeon—the chaos of depression and the peace of mental health."
From a new Review of the Blood Pudding Press poetry chapbook, "Pigeons and Peace Doves" by Matthew J. Hall at Blot Lit Reviews.
Thank you to Blotterature Literary Magazine and reviewer Kayla Greenwell.