TURN OF A PHRASE
5x8 Paperback 138 pages $12.95
ISBN: 978-09826585-05 PAPERBACK
“Poetry's imagination is the ability to be creative with reality.”
Never before, have so many depended so heavily upon innuendo, double entendre and verbal camouflage to express, then secondarily to cover up their audacious lies.
The only aspect more repugnant than these preposterous acts of repetitious weaving is the speaker who begins to imagine his or her own vacuous fabrications piqued enough to be veracious.
In the past this “spinning” activity was known as double-speak and prior to that simply, double talk. Leaping back further still we find such oratory described more poetically as the “Turn Of A Phrase.” Whereby the speaker either eloquently or by wit and mastery of the language, profusely and proficiently moved or spun the topic on its axis. Thus guiding the emphasis and direction from one pivotal position to a different point altogether.
Writer’s Digest Magazine Review:
“From the cover to the poems, it exudes a love of life. Strengths include tone and insight. These poems are heartfelt and speak of both struggle and wisdom. They communicate directly, heart to heart, from the poet to the reader.”
“Turn of A Phrase, by Branch Isole is a collection of poetry and at the same time a story. Unlike the majority of poetry books I’ve read, you can see there is a cadence to it that isn’t confined to each poem. This cadence is in each poem and between them, connecting them in such a way that you see a path, almost a journey to their rhythm.
Normally when I read poetry I read it in bits and pieces because it’s a collection, but this time I read it from cover to cover as if reading any other fiction novel and when opting to see it as a collection rather than as each individual poem, it really does come across as a story from someone’s perspectives and observations on life and what is around them.
You can read it as one piece and you can also read it as individual pieces. Each poem will bring about a different reaction. There’s a wide range here, from poems filling several pages with thought to poems that are abrupt and succinct. I found it engaging, entertaining, and thought provoking.”
Sydney, NSW AUS