October 5, 2019

Ann Fisher-Wirth

The Bones of Winter Birds

Terrapin Books, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-947896-11-6

Ann Fisher-Wirth has taught at the University of  Mississippi for several decades, and many of her poems are infused with southern images, as well as being shaped by heat. She has recei...

July 1, 2019

Low clouds hug Nashville.

Block after block of bars, neon signs dim

at 9 a.m. Band flyers blanket Broadway,

crumpled next to ads for the Ryman.

Crushed cups and cigarette butts

where last night hips swiveled

and boots tapped counterpoint to drums.

The only rhythm now the swis...

July 1, 2019


Diane Lockward is the author of four full-length books of poetry: The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (2016), Temptation by Water (2010), What Feeds Us (2006), recipient of the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress (2003), all from...

February 28, 2019


The Witches of Lila Spring

Sabrina Ito

Plan B Press


I love poetry chapbooks. I love the tight, concise format, and I am especially drawn to themed chaps. Sabrina Ito currently lives in Hono...

December 22, 2018

Paige Riehl


Terrapin Books

Although Suspension is Paige Riehl’s debut collection, she is an accomplished, award-winning poet.  Jude Nutter and Oliver de la Paz selected Riehl as winner of the 2012-2013 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry in Minneapolis. Riehl also wo...

October 31, 2018

 Poetry: Only More So

By Millicent Borges Accardi

Salmon Poetry, available on Amazon.

Millicent Borges Accardi identifies as Portuguese-American, and many of her poems in Only More So reflect questions of identity in the broadest sense. There are the obvious references to...

October 31, 2018

Boulder Colorado, June


A doe and two fawns, still spotted,

amble into the back yard, browse

flower beds, pass over portulaca,

nibble new shoots. Rebuffed as it tries

to nurse, one fawn zips around the yard

in ever-widening circles, skids on the thick

carpet of pine need...

September 1, 2018


Geraldine Connolly

Terrapin Books, 2018

Upon seeing the title of Geraldine Connolly’s new collection, Aileron, I thought the book would be poems about travel. In a broad metaphorical sense, it is. Travel through memories,  one’s history, one’s childhood, the movem...

June 30, 2018

Karen Paul Holmes

No Such Thing as Distance

Terrapin Books, $16

My interest was instantly captured by the riveting cover of Karen Paul Holmes’ No Such Thing as Distance. It appears to be a watercolor collage viewed through a kaleidoscope. The perspective is that of trave...

June 30, 2018

A Commonplace Book  $9.95
H.A. Maxson

Blast Press

H.A. Maxson’s newest collection offers a unique take on a centuries-old process, that of keeping a commonplace book. Writers and philosophers have long kept notebooks where they jot down quotes or passages that resonate (...

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