Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Poetry

Magnifier

Aug, 29 2019 | no responses

Forthcoming in November 2019 A magnifier praises what’s larger and a magnifier concentrates poisons. Brandon Krieg’s Magnifier is a book of spirits invoked by destroyers. It trains its gaze on the deep dependencies we are urged daily to hide from ourselves and interrogates the ways we insulate ourselves from the environmental and social degradations we […]

Spiritual Exercises

Aug, 22 2019 | no responses

Considering the weightiness of the subject matter—identity, love, language, and the limits of understanding—this collection is impressively and tidily organized, divided into three sections of roughly equal length. The poems are short but philosophically potent. With only one exception, the poems all fit on a single page.

At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered

Aug, 08 2019 | no responses

Throughout his new poems, Levine operates as a poetic pantheist, locating vitality in the ordinary and “extraordinary” alike.

Sight Lines

Aug, 06 2019 | no responses

The most important thing about these edits is that the old words are not simply erased or supplanted by new words. The marks keep the original terms in view, even as they significantly qualify them.

Blud

Jul, 25 2019 | no responses

There are so many angles to loss, and as the speaker’s voice bellows in this collection, McKibbens reveals the complexity of pain—even when its face is anger.

Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides

Jul, 24 2019 | no responses

Images are repeated and inverted; sentences flip syntax along with their corresponding sounds. All this builds into a dense brick of repeated words so tightly woven that it appears a singular object.

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