Review of Scarecrone by Melissa Broder

Review of Scarecrone by Melissa Broder

I work on a university campus and sometimes get my lunch at one of several strip mall eateries at the outskirts. There’s a pizzeria, and I was having a slice as I began Melissa Broder’s third poetry collection, Scarecrone, taking in her preamble, “Dark Poem”: Today I...
Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

    The poetry of David Lehman probably shouldn’t be as good as it is. Some of its features could lead a hurried, presumptuous reader to classify the poems as the secretions of a stodgy intellectual. There are allusions to works in the Western canon aplenty....
Review of Thresherphobe by Mark Halliday

Review of Thresherphobe by Mark Halliday

    Up until the age of say fifteen, I would undergo a very particular sensation whenever I received a haircut. As the hairdresser ran her hands over my scalp, or as some part of her brushed up against my ear to position herself for the next trimming...
A Review of  It Becomes You by Dobby Gibson

A Review of It Becomes You by Dobby Gibson

    You could say Dobby Gibson knows how to turn a phrase. He also knows how to vivisect a phrase; make it erupt, flex, heel, or soothe; or force it to devour itself at a moment of his choosing. If you consider Gibson’s writing more panoramically, phrase is...
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