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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Deluxe Paperweight
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  • Experimental poetry

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Works about this Work

Review Short : Holly Isemonger’s Deluxe Paperweight and Jessica Cham’s Premium Pastoral Poetry Nick Xuereb , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March vol. 57 no. 1 2017;
'Holly Isemonger’s Deluxe Paperweight is a mixed bag. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though it does make it difficult to write a concise review – one that provides the reader with an objective overview of the book’s contents, while simultaneously sprinkling throughout an appropriate serve of salty criticisms or sweet praises, depending on the reviewer’s palate; these remarks being, in the end, entirely personal judgements. What I ultimately want to convey to you is that the poems collected here are not all good and not all bad, but demonstrate genuine promise and wit, and that the mixed-bagginess mentioned above is probably intentional, though this doesn’t automatically excuse said mixed-bagginess. Saying that much is easy; what’s difficult is to explain why Deluxe Paperweight works, and why it doesn’t.' (Introduction)
Review Short : Holly Isemonger’s Deluxe Paperweight and Jessica Cham’s Premium Pastoral Poetry Nick Xuereb , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March vol. 57 no. 1 2017;
'Holly Isemonger’s Deluxe Paperweight is a mixed bag. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though it does make it difficult to write a concise review – one that provides the reader with an objective overview of the book’s contents, while simultaneously sprinkling throughout an appropriate serve of salty criticisms or sweet praises, depending on the reviewer’s palate; these remarks being, in the end, entirely personal judgements. What I ultimately want to convey to you is that the poems collected here are not all good and not all bad, but demonstrate genuine promise and wit, and that the mixed-bagginess mentioned above is probably intentional, though this doesn’t automatically excuse said mixed-bagginess. Saying that much is easy; what’s difficult is to explain why Deluxe Paperweight works, and why it doesn’t.' (Introduction)
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