September 1, 2018

Aileron

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...

May 10, 2018

Susanna Lang

Travel Notes from the River Styx, $16.99 Terrapin Books.

I’m a sucker for titles. Susanna Lang’s newest collection, Travel Notes From the River Styx, has a title I simply cannot resist. Just from the title, before reading any of the poems, I intuited there...

February 27, 2018

How to Wear This Body

Hayden Saunier

Terrapin Books, 2017

The striking cover of Hayden Saunier’s collection, How to Wear This Body, captured my immediate attention. A coat adorned with antlers, a bird’s nest, feathers, ferns, and twigs suggests the inseparable connections...

October 31, 2017

Route 66 And Its Sorrows

Carolyn Miller

Terrapin Books, 2017

Carolyn Miller is a master at capturing a moment, a feeling, a remembrance, and crafting poetry that makes that moment universal. I love titles, and from the first time I saw the title of her newest collection,...

September 1, 2017

Disclaimer: I requested and received a review copy of Cutting Room from Terrapin Books.

Jessica de Koninck’s, debut collection,Cutting Room, grabbed me immediately. A cutting room is where movies are edited, with the resulting cliché of scenes ending up on the cutting r...

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