Review of Videotape by Andrew Zawacki

Review of Videotape by Andrew Zawacki

[…]the ex-movie- plex, each raindrop a prism, its spectrum a trick of machine (“Track A Errormirror”)The life cycle of technology, it seems, begins with an idea of the future. This is followed shortly by obsolescence. What was once new becomes an embarrassing emblem,...
Review of Signaletics by Emilia Phillips

Review of Signaletics by Emilia Phillips

  Emilia Phillips’s first collection of poems, Signaletics, masterfully builds an atmosphere like that of an ancient laboratory where the tools are out and books still open. She references texts such as Al-Jazari’s medieval Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious...
Review of Chapel of Inadvertent Joy by Jeffrey McDaniel

Review of Chapel of Inadvertent Joy by Jeffrey McDaniel

  Chapel of Inadvertent Joy, the fifth full-length collection from Jeffrey McDaniel, takes its title from a Marina Tsvetaeva line: “I shall lead you, as a guest form another country, / to the Chapel of Inadvertent Joy.” Like Tsetaeva, McDaniel connects to the reader...
Review of Compass by Luc Phinney

Review of Compass by Luc Phinney

I’m no spark plug, but I know my arms bleed strength, and atrophy with every pleasure. Forget pleasure. Let me hang unlit light-strings in the trees, give me a plastic chair to sit myself down in, and let the roof deck lift me up in sundown’s sun, give me the only...
Review of 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri

Review of 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri

Orwell says somewhere that no one ever writes the real story of their life. The real story of a life is the story of its humiliations. If I wrote that story now— radioactive to the end of time— people, I swear, your eyes would fall out, you couldn’t peel the gloves...