Dancing with Disillusion by Mario CantoBy Jennifer Coissiere • Jul 7th, 2012 • Category: Book Review 2012 • Email This Post • Print This Post
Dancing with Disillusion by Mario Canto is a collection of poetry with strong emotions flowing through every word on the pages. The strong topics of some of the poems almost assaulted my senses, like in “Incognito’s Innuendo” where the first line is “I am nobody…” and that is not even the powerhouse of the poem. I believe everyone is somebody and we have a place that is just right for us. We do not need to treat each other badly in order to feel like a well-rounded person and claim our predestined place.
As I read through the words, I felt the strength of Mr. Canto’s words. I felt the sadness as I read “Phantasm,” a poem dedicated to his mother. His life has not been the same since he lost her. He is in some way lost without her, but he has looked pass the “Niggativity.” He addresses the ill-fitted names given to women. Canto mentions the ridiculous use of these words, when at the same time the one calling her out of her name is someone who still needs her. Are we really “kind-hearted people” being turned “into shallow morons educated by television?”
Dancing with Disillusion reminds me of how some of us go through life looking through rose-colored glasses and with our heads in the cloud. Reading Mr. Canto’s poetry I can see he has not turned a blind eye to the things going on around him. He speaks strongly and knows where he stands on things that are disturbing to many of us. I recommend this collection to poetry lovers and those who want to hear a fresh voice talk about the darkness plaguing the human race.
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Jennifer Coissiere is an aspiring author, a mother, and a wife. She has been reading books as far back as her memory will allow her to remember. She has always used books as an escape from her everyday life. Her passion for words became evident to her English teacher in the eighth grade. Since then Jennifer has been writing non-stop, but it was not until 2006 when she finally realized her passion. She reviews books because she truly loves reading, and wants to spread the word to more than just the people she knows.
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