Speak and Spell
Speak and Spell takes its title from a favorite childhood toy-a mini computer that prompted the user into knowledge by helping with the spelling of new words. So does Allison Joseph in this mini collection. Joseph loves the odd and the usual, the plain and the strange, the fun and the tragic. Reading Joseph's poems is like having a conversation with a friend who never stops noticing all the little things that you might ignore. She's chatty, but she sure is perceptive.