Book Reviews

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  • The New Gods

    The New Gods

    By William O'Daly

    William O’Daly is known as one of the preeminent translators of the poetry of Pablo...

  • Raven's Echo

    Raven’s Echo

    By Robert David Hoffman

    The pleasure of writing a book review is, for me, found in the deeper level...

  • The Face of the Quartzes

    The Face of the Quartzes

    By Chus Pato (translated by Erín Moure)

    The poems in Chus Pato’s The Face of the Quartzes, as translated from Galician into...

  • The Symmetry of Fish

    The Symmetry of Fish

    By Su Cho

    In Su Cho’s moving debut, The Symmetry of Fish, language, culture, and family form a...

  • Figment


    By Leila Chatti

    “I saw you shadow of / a shadow / maybe I thought / I made...

  • Book of the Cold

    Book of the Cold

    By Antonio Gamoneda (translated by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez)

    Given the social unrest that has occurred over the past few years, it seems, at...

  • Bloomer


    By Jessica Hincapie

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

  • This Afterlife

    This Afterlife

    By A. E. Stallings

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

  • Yearn


    By Rage Hezekiah

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

  • Dogged


    By Stacy Gnall

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

  • Earthborn


    By Carl Dennis

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

  • 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...

  • Border Vista

    Border Vista

    By Anni Liu

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

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • tender gravity

    tender gravity

    By Marybeth Holleman

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

  • Goldenrod


    By Maggie Smith

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

  • Reverse Engineer

    Reverse Engineer

    By Kate Colby

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

  • 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...