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Review of poems by Ed Mycue (Ghana 1961-63) Song of San Francisco

Review of poems by Ed Mycue (Ghana 1961-63) Song of San Francisco

Song of San Francisco (poems) Ed Mycue (Ghana 1961–63) Spectacular Diseases Press $10 18 pages 2012 Reviewed by Darcy Meijer (Gabon 1982-84) I was happy to get a short book to review from John, but this chapbook of ten poems by Ed Mycue takes a lot of re-reading. When I first read the poems to my husband, he said, “Sure, I get them.” I challenged him to explain, and he said he couldn’t put it into words. I talked to Mycue about this, and he quoted Robert Frost: “What is lost in the translation is the poetry.” He also responded warmly to my specific questions about the poems and told me about his family and ideas about life. One small problem is that Mycue writes prose just as he writes poetry. So where does this leave me as a reviewer? I’ll try. First, let me say that I understood three . . .

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