Review: The Crossed Out Swastika by Cyrus Cassells

If there are books out there written in two-line stanzas that should not be read then there have to be some out there that should be read, and this is one of them. Cassells shows excellent range of vocabulary and an ear for the characters whose personae he takes from poem to poem or sequence to sequence. Cassells manages to tie together these experiences into a cohesive and satisfying whole that could be compared with the treatment of the holocaust by Elie Wiesel. I didn’t like the two-line stanza before but this books has certainly lightened my heart towards the form.

Final Grade: B

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