The poet’s prism

Metal Horse and Shadows: A Soul’s Journey  by Deenaz Paymaster Coachbuilder. Published in 2019 by the author, 7429, Breckenridge Drive, Riverside, California 92506, USA. Pp: 149. Price: $ 20. Deenaz Paymaster Coachbuilder’s (pictured) title of her second volume of poems is intriguing. She explains it at the beginning of the volume: metal is a metaphor for strength and reasoning, while shadows are our ephemeral dreams; we are a product of both, she says, as is poetry, which is a combination of reason and intuition. And this melding of two seemingly contradictory forces is what we see as we read the poems,......

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