Book Reviews

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  • Hot with the Bad Things

    Hot with the Bad Things

    By Lucia LoTempio

    Grieving violence creates a kind of horrific palimpsest of how the public choruses events....

    $16.95
  • Paper Bells

    Paper Bells

    By Phan Nhiên Hạo

    Awash with wandering loneliness, Phan’s lines vacillate from contemplative to biting, economical to allegorical...

    $17.95
  • The Fire Eater

    The Fire Eater

    By Jose Hernandez Diaz

    Herein lies the beauty of Hernandez Diaz’s poetry: what is real is up for grabs,...

    $16.95
  • Ajar To The Night

    Ajar To The Night

    By Autumn Richardson

    The book ajar, we witness ourselves becoming somewhat else. Ajar To The Night, we slip...

    $4.99
  • Thrown in the Throat

    Thrown in the Throat

    By Benjamin Garcia

    Garcia’s “throat is [a] throne,” a poetics of reclamation and sensual pleasure. Yield to and...

    $16.00
  • Rift Zone

    Rift Zone

    By Tess Taylor

    Evidence of rift is everywhere, and yet these poems look not just to ruin but...

    $16.95
  • Habitat Threshold

    Habitat Threshold

    By Craig Santos Perez

    As poets­­­­—non-journalists—we are frequently caught between conflicting expectations for our art. We are told not...

    $17.95
  • All the Great Territories

    All the Great Territories

    By Matthew Wimberley

    In the beginning, Wimberley struggles to mourn the loss of home, father, and country. And...

    $16.95
  • Cage of Lit Glass

    Cage of Lit Glass

    By Charles Kell

    These poems illuminate the seemingly endless cycles of violence that perpetuate government-sanctioned surveillance and incarceration,...

    $16.95
  • Repetition Nineteen

    Repetition Nineteen

    By Mónica de la Torre

    By presenting the reader with twenty-five different translations of the same poem—which deliberately raises questions...

    $18.95
  • Tracing the Horse

    Tracing the Horse

    By Diana Marie Delgado

    What does it mean to be herself in this Mexican-American culture? The last section moves...

    $17.00
  • Ravage & Snare

    Ravage & Snare

    By Matthew Carey Salyer

    The poems are muscular with allusion and wordplay, citing sources diverse as Old English poems...

    $16.00
  • We Fell into Weather

    We Fell into Weather

    By Alexandra Mattraw

    It’s no secret that the world is changing radically; from massive (and righteous) civil unrest...

    $20.00
  • Grief Sequence

    Grief Sequence

    By Prageeta Sharma

    In Prageeta Sharma’s collection of poems, her husband’s sudden death makes vivid their emotional and...

    $20.00
  • You Are Still Alive

    You Are Still Alive

    By William Stobb

    Rather than this dissipating energy, however, Stobb uses the material to perform serious, nearly Buddhist...

    $16.00
  • Ensō

    Ensō

    By Shin Yu Pai

    The book’s title, the Buddhist circle, is shaped by the first and last poems which...

    $25.00
  • The Clearing

    The Clearing

    By Allison Adair

    Despite being caught in the eddies of loss, returning in memory and emotion to past...

    $22.00