November 1, 2019

Katherine Gekker

In Search of Warm Breathing Things

Glass Lyre Press

$16.99

Katherine Gekker’s collection, In Search of Warm Living Things from Glass Lyre Press is an elegiac sweeping look at life in the middle of chaos and entropy. While exploring the emotional landscape...

October 27, 2019

Lindsay Lusby

Catechesis:A Postpastoral

Lindsay Lusby’s Catechesis:A Postpastoral, winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize for poetry, emits a Gothic joy, a happy craft celebrating death, fairy tales, and even horror films, all while exploring a haunting emotional landscape....

August 22, 2019

Ned Balbo’s 3 Nights of the Perseids, winner of the 2018 Richard Wilbur Award is a collection that gazes upwards and outwards, as well as inwards, to the heart. It’s the lauded poet’s fifth book, one of two published in 2019 (along with The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots, winne...

August 22, 2019

James Arthur’s second collection, The Suicide’s Son (Signal Editions) marvels at humanity’s impermanence, our ephemeral nature. Arthur’s ear is finely tuned, his sly rhymes lay hidden, at times, very much like the artifacts that turn up in the emotional landscape of So...

The Deer’s Bandanna

David Oates

Brick Road Poetry Press

$15.95

David Oates’ new collection The Deer’s Bandanna delights. Composed almost entirely of haiku, Bandanna moves between the personal and the cosmic, between nature and man, and between the highs and lows of the gra...

White Horses

Linda Blaskey

Mojave River Press

$17.99

In the past, I have reviewed contributing editors work, as well as work from our main editors, and I do so as evenly and openly as any other writer’s work. And I know many of the poet’s reviewed in the Broadkill Review,...

February 28, 2019

The Scotch Runner, Elisavietta Ritchie’s new collection of short stories from Poet’s Choice highlights the DC poetess eye for sensuous detail. The stories bounce from to Poland to Boston to the Mid Atlantic. The collection is interspersed with pictures of sculpture by...

December 30, 2018

My Other Mother's Red Mercedes

By Walter Bargen

Literary Press, Lamar University

Walter Bargen’s My Other Mother’s Red Mercedes lays bare the emotional burden, trauma, and quotidian drudgery of caring for a parent who has toppled over into dementia. Bargen’s mother looms...

October 31, 2018

Cease

University of Pittsburgh Press

$17 

Cease, Beth Bachmann’s third collection, takes a sledgehammer to the divisions between humanity. Walls are both metaphor and stylistic manifesto in this collection which bears witness, advocates, wails and calls for peace.

The book...

September 1, 2018

In his newest poetry collection Too Quick for the Living, Walter Bargen crafts poetry that looks into the jaws of American life, and asks: how do you live when you can’t live in the moment? This is subtle mind, you, Bargen isn’t beating drums, or preaching, rather Barg...

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