I continue to find poems that are searingly visceral in the images they conjure, and Four Poems by Melissa Lee-Houghton is no exception. As the title would suggest, this piece is actually composed of four separate poems, and each one paints a vivid world. They also don’t hold back in their explorations of intense and often extreme emotions. The stakes are high in all four poems, and reading them feels a bit like careening towards the edge of a cliff. By they are also beautifully written, because once again, Melissa Lee-Houghton is a poet who has an incredible way with words. I can’t wait to read more of her works.
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