Amber Sparks Reviews 'Snowing Fireflies' and 'Of Creatures' @ Vouched

Big thanks to Amber Sparks, who this week gave the most humbling and flattering review of both my chapbook, Snowing Fireflies, and my poetry collection, Of Creatures, at Vouched Books. In my excitement, I failed to read the author of the post, and assumed Christopher Newgent had written it (being as he is the founder of Vouched Books), and emailed him to say thanks. He responded, informing me that Amber Sparks had in fact written it, and I felt like the silliest person in the world (which isn’t much different from how I feel all the time). So, to Amber, I both apologize and thank you again. Here’s my favorite part of the review:

"I felt like a balloon bumping against a table. Beeny’s work is so breathtakingly fragile, so strangely sad and examining of flaws, so retrospective and yet so flash-on-brilliant in its insights."

4 comments:

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Eric. This is an excellent review from the excellent Amber Sparks -- love you both.

"I thought of creatures throughout, little glass creatures thinner than a fingernail and more broken than heartbreak. Shatter on the floor. A shatter. That’s what these stories and poems seemed to be, and I had to literally get my breath back after reading. I’ve never read anything quite like them. Get them, get them. Highly recommended."

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks so much, Ethel!...

adam moorad said...

very nice.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Adam...