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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
"Reel to Real" is an excellent collection of contemporary poetry. It highlights the kind of poetry that is the favorite of all poetry publishers. The abstract images leave the reader to interpret every poem his/her own way. The collection is divided into two sections, but the entire book is dedicated to 'Fatemeh'. The author captures the reader's attention with excellent wordplay and some wonderful imagery. Certain poems have deviated from the usual formatting to make them more effective. The different kind of formatting of certain poems has also added to their visual appeal. There are a few very short poems. Though very short, some of them have a philosophical feel to them and all of them are very profound, especially the poem 'The Longest Marriage' where the poet conveys something very philosophical and rational in just three lines. All poems give you a different meaning each time you read them which tells you how skillful and adept the writer is in handling themes. A lighter poem with humor is 'A List of Things to Do When You're Bored'. It shows the poet's lighter side too and how comfortable he is when writing lighter poems.
The poet has also handled minimalism very well. The minimalist poetry in 'The New Age' and 'Nursing a Cold to Its Demise' is also very effective. Many poems are very colorful and they read as if the poet has taken a brush and painted the scene. The impressions and the poet's observations on life and his surroundings form the essence of his poetry.