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).
Aug, 24 2017 | no responses
If his poems lampoon the culture of small-town America, Schoonebeek also writes with a genuine awareness of their grievances and the historical conditions which produced them.
Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare
Aug, 22 2017 | no responses
Kornfeld and Massimilla want to be as thorough as possible with each recipe, including cultural and historical context along with poetic relevance for even the simplest of recipes, such as the aromatic and complex flavors found in a cup of dirty chai.
Five Reviews: The Sobbing School; Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last; The Wug Test; Scriptorium; and Trébuchet
Aug, 07 2017 | no responses
All these collections, however, share an intellectual restlessness, a capacity for rendering the associative leaps and gambols of thought in skillful poetic language, and a keen investigative spirit which—playfully, pleasurably—unfolds itself across the many diverse forms each collection takes up.
Illusion of an Overwhelm
Jun, 26 2017 | no responses
Resisting single interpretation and clear narrative, John Amen pushes against the conventional through poems that take part in multiplicity.
Jun, 23 2017 | no responses
Your plank boat on the bank / was replaced with dark leaves / in the shape of a boat.