No One Gains Weight in the Shoulders reviewed on BASP&PS

Irene Koronas reviewed No One Gains Weight in the Shoulders for the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene:

Leah Angstman uses lower case and in this case her small book of political poems, (mostly political), resounds in upper case.  
whose words are like cancer
and candy squeezed up
into cellophane together
as one glistening pitched package
marketed to a
cavitied and chemo’ed
shopper in a
tidy book aisle [ … ]   
Some of Angstman’s poem titles: “the eager spring of politicking”; “electronic love”; “airports”; “the bored wife”; and “someone else’s war.” Angstman fuels her poems with a generation of overeaters and excessive greed.  
“someone else's war”

are better left to emperors
and dictators
of high degree
than presidents
of these united states

attempting to be
the paradox of dictator
and fdr
in one tight
honey herb spinach wrap

are better fought
on home turfs

where we are not
strangers or outsiders
or unwelcomed

but know the soil
we trod
and the temple
we burn
The chapbook is 4½ x 5 inches in size, but large in content, and it is not for the light headed/hearted reader. The reader/activist will find powerful recommendations, observations and a sprinkle of love, angst, and self reality. 
there is a bar
in boston
that bukowski would not
with the great wall of china
would not gaze upon
a namesake
of tongue and cheek
salutations to alcoholism
buk would
celebrate his beer but not
his alcoholism [ … ]