falling up – a review

the folks over at open a real book reviews offered up their professional opinion on jeff fleming’s falling up.

You can read the full review by clicking here or you can read the good stuff right here:

Jeff’s work subtly eats you. Nothing shouts abruptly here, but in the quietest way, Fleming gets under your skin to make you want to grab someone you love and not let go, as you figure out all the intricacies of being, tumbling through it, awkward and strange.


Fleming’s poems are very narrative, telling more than showing, lots of good similes, not too experimental, just very crisp and point-driven. And he knows how to give you an ending line.


You don’t know much about the characters, yet you feel you know them well or have seen them in the mirrors of lobbies and purse compacts or in the sordid affairs of neighbors and estranged lovers.


to order your own copy (complete with full-color cover), you can send us $3 via paypal or you can send $3 cash to: Jeff Fleming, 1714 Franklin St., Suite 100-231, oakland, ca 94612


~ by nibblepoems on December 10, 2009.

One Response to “falling up – a review”

  1. You might also say it’s beautifully printed, that’s something not to be trivialized.

    In the world there are many, balawgs, numerous online “zines”, and a legion of writers willing to give away their words — as common as litter on a busy down town street. To have something to hold in your hands, and see, this is something.

    Jeff’s book is really something.

    – –
    Father Luke

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