John Oliver Simon, poet, teacher, translator, and author of Grandpa’s Syllables describes the chapbook this way:
“Linda Lancione dances the brother-sister embrace, primal as Jacob and Esau, down to the funerals, you come to mine and I’ll come to yours. Such an unflinching moral inventory: so vividly the bad-boy psychotic banished brother comes across, or is it the sane estranged poet-sister who ends up looking wrong? Each tightly-crafted poem in this powerful sequence is a punch to the gut. I challenge you not to read The Taste of Blood in one sitting.”
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