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....

October 5, 2019

Haywire

by Thaddeus Rutkowski

Blue Streak Press

Reissue: August 2019

Novel 298 pages

The idea of stitching forty-nine flash fiction stories into a novel may seem contrived and, at the same time, challenging. We would expect a disjointed and hard to follow narrative with al...

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...

August 25, 2019

A Grammar for Snow

 By Richard Luftig

Unsolicited Press

Some poets write weighty, hard thinking pieces about small and large subjects. They seem so serious and burdened by their work. Perhaps in their non-poet moments they are happy and pleasant folks. I would hope so. Ri...

August 25, 2019

 

A Reminder of Hunger and Wings

By Jane Ebihara

Finishing Line Press 2019


 

Poetry chapbooks seem to be everywhere these days. While many of these little collections have an engaging, notable poem or two it is the rare exception that is fully loaded with pieces that reson...

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...

July 1, 2019

Heart X-rays

A Modern Epic Poem

By Marcus Colasurdo and G.H. Mosson

PM Press Pamphlet Series

At my first reading of Heart X-rays, I was inclined to question its claim to “Epic” status and, in fact, to question if there is enough connection between its various passages to f...

July 1, 2019

Poems from the Garage

By Allen J. Kourofsky

Printed by Write One Plus, Chateaugay, NY

Finding a self-published book of poetry that isn’t full of sentimental rhymes or dystopian angst is a rarity. Finding one that has fine poetry, actual fresh and original poetry, is nearl...

May 1, 2019

The Slow Salute

By Devon Miller Dugan

Lithic Press

$12

Poets are often called upon to “write and read something” at the funeral or celebration of life of a family member or friend. It’s a daunting assignment. Sometimes the poet is very close to the deceased and is overwhel...

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