Review of We Did Not Fear the Father by Charles Fort

Review of We Did Not Fear the Father by Charles Fort

We did not fear the father as the barber who stood like a general in a white jacket with a green visor cap . . . // . . . We did not fear our father until he stooped in the dark. (“We Did Not Fear the Father”) As an entity, We Did Not Fear the Father might be summed...
Review of American Chew by Matthew Lippman

Review of American Chew by Matthew Lippman

  When one picks up Matthew Lippman’s new collection, American Chew, the inevitable question surfaces: what is ‘American’ about American Chew? Divided into two parts, this collection takes on, without hesitation, issues of race, gender, sexuality and politics; issues...
Review of door of thin skins by Shira Dentz

Review of door of thin skins by Shira Dentz

  Part poetry, part prose, Shira Dentz’s latest collection breaks apart expectations of form and language, resisting category at every turn. On the surface, door of thin skins revolves around one woman’s relationship with her psychotherapist, Dr. Abe. But such a...
Review of The Switching/Yard by Jan Beatty

Review of The Switching/Yard by Jan Beatty

  Jan Beatty’s latest collection is one you will want to read. It is as much a journey though the poet’s own sense of origin as it is an exploration of what it means to be alive right now, in this moment. As the title poem insists, “we are all so / separate with the...
Review of  Earth Again by Chris Dombrowksi

Review of Earth Again by Chris Dombrowksi

             I came to wailing last night and now am certain that what I thought          was shallow water rushing over stones, the current embracing my          tightening form, was really mother-hush, her small arms holding          me a little longer here....