RieView: “Living Færie: Looking for the Green Man” — 4 Stars

I have been trading poetry books with several poets on the Amazon Poetry Forum. Here is the first review I posted on Amazon as a result:

John A. Mills’ poetry in Living Færie: Looking for the Green Man is a complex mix of spirituality and fae. He finds this mix in the garden, the universe, the imagination — everywhere he looks. The poetry ranges from delicate and ethereal to down-home and earthy. I particularly liked the Space Fairies portion of the book. These linked poems were interesting conceptually as well as in presentation. I also liked the insertion of other cultures into the mix — though I would have liked to know that the poems Kreska?a?o* and Weed were paired pieces. (I only guessed after trying to translate the former.) There are some very nice poems to discover here. I did notice some unconventional spelling in places, but then, spelling seems to be fluid these days. I do recommend giving the book a look.

*I do know how to spell this, just not how to add the special characters.