Sally Cook has been called "one of
the most promising writers to emerge
from the New Formalist movement in
Her poems, developed with rhythm and
rhyme, have a proverbial quality, at
times providing brief lessons for the
reader. She also demonstrates a
delightful sense of humor.
Take for example this poem from
A Misogynist's Reverie
So many species celebrate
by chewing on their hapless mate,
It makes you wonder why they wed;
They could have just had lunch instead.
The throes of love decry suggestions,
Then someone's left with indigestion.
Divorce is quicker in most states,
Blessed is he who hesitates.
—Reviewed by Mary Ann Sullivan