Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • Bloomer

    Bloomer

    By Jessica Hincapie

    How does a poet write down their journey of personal maturity in rendered honesty? That’s...

    $18
  • This Afterlife

    This Afterlife

    By A. E. Stallings

    Though I don’t follow sports in general, I never miss the Olympics. Each Olympic sport...

    $30
  • Yearn

    Yearn

    By Rage Hezekiah

    Rage Hezekiah’s latest collection, Yearn—a winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest—is so sensuous...

    $18
  • Dogged

    Dogged

    By Stacy Gnall

    Dogged, by Stacy Gnall, is a collection of poems that explores the relationship between the...

    $16.95
  • Earthborn

    Earthborn

    By Carl Dennis

    Paul Klee once described drawing as “taking a line out for a walk.” Carl Dennis...

    $20
  • Blood Lines

    Blood Lines

    By Ann Bookman

    Ann Bookman’s first full-length poetry book, Blood Lines, chronicles the anthropologist author’s search to find...

    $19
  • Café Shira

    Café Shira

    By David Ehrlich (translated by Michael Swirsky)

    Café Shira isn’t simply a place to grab cup of coffee. Oh, no. For many,...

    $22.95
  • Border Vista

    Border Vista

    By Anni Liu

    Imagine waking from a dream. You remember where you lived and the language you spoke,...

    $15.95
  • Team Photograph

    Team Photograph

    By Lauren Haldeman

    Liminal. The word comes to mind so often while I am spelunking through Lauren Haldeman’s...

    $21.95
  • Naming the Wind

    Naming the Wind

    By Steven Rood

    In Steven Rood’s brave and lyrical debut collection, Naming the Wind, the quixotic project of...

    $17.95
  • The Air in the Air Behind It

    The Air in the Air Behind It

    By Brandon Rushton

    Though in his judge’s citation Bin Ramke calls Brandon Rushton’s Berkshire-Prize-winning, debut collection of poems,...

    $21.95
  • Salt Water

    Salt Water

    By Josep Pla (translated by Peter Bush)

    Josep Pla’s Salt Water is quite the tome of Catalonian literature. At 450 pages, the...

    $20
  • Bratwurst Haven

    Bratwurst Haven

    By Rachel King

    A linked collection is such a readerly pleasure. As each new story begins, the reader...

    $19.99
  • Through a Grainy Landscape

    Through a Grainy Landscape

    By Millicent Borges Accardi

    The nature of longing permeates Millicent Borges Accardi’s most recent collection, Through a Grainy Landscape,...

    $16
  • The Judas Ear

    The Judas Ear

    By Anna Journey

    Anna Journey’s poems are bravura acts of sometimes goofy joy framed by a sense of...

    $19.95
  • tender gravity

    tender gravity

    By Marybeth Holleman

    Though Marybeth Holleman is the author of several nonfiction books centering around environmental issues and...

    $17.95
  • Goldenrod

    Goldenrod

    By Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith’s most recent poetry collection, Goldenrod, is a reassuring light that examines the ordinary...

    $20
  • Reverse Engineer

    Reverse Engineer

    By Kate Colby

    Kate Colby’s ninth book, Reverse Engineer, meditates on questions of knowledge and everyday experience, embedding...

    $17
  • The Real World

    The Real World

    By Emma Winsor Wood

    I’ll begin my review with this somewhat embarrassing disclosure: In recent years, I’ve been basically...

    $2021
  • The Lookout Man

    The Lookout Man

    By Stuart Dischell

    With a haunting nostalgia that wrestles the past into the present, Stuart Dischell’s The Lookout...

    $18
  • Finalists

    Finalists

    By Rae Armantrout

    Rae Armantrout writes with succinct brilliance about immense subjects such as time and the forces...

    $16.95
  • Rational Anthem

    Rational Anthem

    By Casey Thayer

    Casey Thayer’s latest collection, Rational Anthem, is a meditation on American patriotism and the particular...

    $17.95