Monday, October 1, 2012
Collapsible Horizon by Tantra Bensko, reviewed by BL Kennedy
“If they weren’t black, and if they had machine guns, I’d think the row of men I’m seeing would be with Machine Gun Kelly,” Papa said. “I’m getting really close to them now, and they don’t seem to mind. I guess you’d say they aren’t there., and that’s why they don’t mind.”
I have long been a fan of Tantra Bensko, having reviewed several of her books in the past two years. I cannot say enough about the fiction, the poetry, and the line between of this young author. Her words have a frequency that wants to bed you down once you tune in. This is a collection of some very handsome short stories. In my opinion, you should strip and read them naked. I cannot explain how much I enjoyed the stalking sweetness of Passages, or the bittersweet playfulness of Story Meter. There is no uncertainty with the way that Tantra Bensko layers her words, one rolling on top of another, until they fill your heart and mind with an isolated bliss. I highly recommend that you buy this collection. And I highly recommend you seek out and purchase her other books, because Tantra Bensko is a writer’s writer of the highest order.