Book Reviews

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  • 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
  • Fur Not Light

    Fur Not Light

    By Jeff Alessandrelli

    The strength of these impossible-to-summarize poems and the disorder of any narrative is in the...

    $14.00
  • Quivira

    Quivira

    By Karen Kevorkian

    The collection is wonderfully complex in its work towards uncovering un-simplified truths within the near-constant...

    $25.00
  • The River Twice

    The River Twice

    By Kathleen Graber

    Kathleen Graber’s The River Twice troubles the distinction between past and present. Rather than eschew...

    $17.95
  • Earth

    Earth

    By Hannah Brooks-Motl

    In its contradictions and awareness of those contradictions, in its ability to project back a...

    $17.95
  • Utopia Pipe Dream Memory

    Utopia Pipe Dream Memory

    By Anna Gurton-Wachter

    Refusing to be confined by the limits of narrative genre and form, she nevertheless exploits...

    $14.00
  • Hear Trains

    Hear Trains

    By Caroline Knox

    While these poems share approaches, their larger effect is to sketch the history of civilization...

    $25.00
  • Flourish

    Flourish

    By Dora Malech

    In a startling and invigorating way, each of the following poems is another party game...

    $15.95
  • Shimmer

    Shimmer

    By Mark Irwin

    The speaker mourns his mother while she lives and after she dies; he writes about...

    $22.00