Thanks to Midwest Book Review for a concise but positive review of The Brother Swimming Beneath Me by Brent Goodman:
When one’s soul rains, it pours. “The Brother Swimming Beneath Me” is a collection of poems from author Brent Goodman about anything and everything with a small focus on the loss of his brother at a young age. Thoughtful and thought provoking, “The Brother Swimming Beneath Me” is a moving read through and through. “Cicada”: Your name :: August nearly empty//Your body :: a searching throat//Your song :: A viola playing its bow// Your memory :: veined translucent wings//Your distance :: by earth or sky// Your cycle :: bury a child’s body underground.