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Honey in the Lion

HONEY IN THE LION, poems by Doris B. Gold. Biblio Press, paperback, $3.00.

Written over several decades, these poems express Gold’s involvement with—and observations on—a vast array of personal and political issues, from a 1949 “Blues Song” for Pete Seeger to a pungent commentary on cousins’ clubs (ending “Let the mystery of family begin”). Racial integration, JFK, moon landings, Biblical women, family reminiscence all surface as themes here, revealing transitions of interest and focus that celebrate this poet’s prodigious energy.