Review by J.K. Shawhan of Look Where She Points
Look Where She Points by Basil O' Contributor Emily Vieweg
Published by Plan B Press
Purchase here: http://www.planbpress.com/store/p26/Look_Where_She_Points.html
"These hunters will not take her cubs away today."
Look Where She Points is a chapbook of a Mama Tiger and how she grew up strong enough to forgive, apologize, write poetry, and take care of two kids with special needs. Suffering from learning "The Truth About Santa Claus," bipolar disorder, and having an ankle tattoo of a woman's name who probably doesn't remember her name has not stopped the poet, Emily Vieweg, from writing her collection and living her life.
In her collection, Vieweg paints a picture of a woman who has grieved many times, and owns pink earbuds "because they were cheaper than green." She understands what it's like to have to move on from love and what it's like to be bound to a type of life, like a fountain pen locked in a purse. She is a woman who "earned every single silver hair."
In the center of her chapbook is a poem titled "Curve." Despite pain and challenges life has thrown at her, Vieweg uses the center of her collection to show how fierce she is. She is a woman who takes her time, like an hourglass.
Look Where She Points is a short chapbook, and a quick read for anyone interested in learning all that is included in being a woman, as well as a human being. I would recommend this chapbook in anyone who is interested in poetry and reading work by strong, modern women.