The Relentless Pronoun
Craft-savvy and intelligent, Lynne Potts displays a deft lyrical hand in The Relentless Pronoun. Her ability to inject fresh language through beautiful imagery, as well as her natural ear for musicality, shows her appreciation for the subtlety of craft. Perfect rhythmic control reinforces her keen grasp on how two images put together in succession instantly creates meaning. Strings of concrete scenes tell a tale of the greater whole, as she ruminates upon images that seize, moments that claim, in the transformation of memory. Rich rural settings draw the reader into lush meditations on fish and water, creature and birds, nature and the ever dominant palette of blue. Atmosphere effortlessly paints a seamless dream, a complete and utter submersion into text. All the while ordinary objects are cast in new light, rendering even the “Green glazed diner vinyl counter top” beautiful or the ladder's “stretch to high barns / of hay scent, mouse hair, soft landings” as profound.