Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Poetry

Meadow Slasher

Sep, 12 2017 | no responses

Meadow Slasher begins as a book about a vagrant with questionable motives and turns into a meditative book about an artist questioning his responsibility to edit. “Slasher” in Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s title refers both to “editor” and “criminal,” maybe the most violent among us.

Objects from a Borrowed Confession

Sep, 08 2017 | no responses

As do lyric poems, the letters framing the book do double duty as the expressions of narrowly construed personae and as invitations to the reader:

A Passion According to Green

Sep, 05 2017 | no responses

Irwin’s book is full of fables—a talking cat who meets an ancient and growing mouse, three-inch-tall people who can only speak after eating grass—and they work wonderfully.

Meet Me Here at Dawn

Sep, 01 2017 | no responses

It is a connection both chilling and intimate, when the speaker of these poems acknowledges being watched—as if to say, “I know you’re still here.”

Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems, 1997-2015

Aug, 28 2017 | no responses

Bond is particularly adept in his ability to establish accessibility with a poem then, segueing toward phrasing that upends the predictability of linear and associative language, in this way he enrolls the reader and subsequently destabilizes the text (and reader).

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