Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Vanishing Point: Poems By William Trowbridge Red Hen Press. 2017.   From the Blakean embrace of the childhood imagination, to examining aging and death, to the profound undertone of uniting generations, William Trowbridge’s seventh collection, Vanishing Point,...
Review of OUR LANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT & LONESOME GNOSIS

Review of OUR LANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT & LONESOME GNOSIS

Our Lands Are Not So Different by Michael Bazzett Horsethief Books. 2017. Lonesome Gnosis by Elizabeth Scanlon Horsethief Books. 2017. Who knows the life span of any given poetry press? Some start with fanfare and fizzle. Some limp into the world and build and stay...
Review of EVERYBODY’S SON by Thrity Umrigar

Review of EVERYBODY’S SON by Thrity Umrigar

  Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Harper Collins. 2017 Can we ever escape the consequences of an immoral action, even if we think some good will come out of it? Thrity Umrigar, a prominent Indian-American writer, a professor, a journalist, and a Nieman...
Review of HEMMING FLAMES by Patricia Colleen Murphy

Review of HEMMING FLAMES by Patricia Colleen Murphy

Hemming Flames by Patricia Colleen Murphy Utah State University Press. 2016. 80 pp.   Patricia Colleen Murphy’s first collection, Hemming Flames, is an intricate and intimate portrait of family, struggle, grief, guilt, and moving through it all. It’s a book about...
Review of STANDOFF by David Tomas Martinez

Review of STANDOFF by David Tomas Martinez

Standoff by David Rivard Graywolf. 2016. David Rivard’s sixth collection of poetry, Standoff, released in 2016 by Graywolf Press totes an impressive number of glowing reviews and a heavy list of humble brag worthy laurels. Most recently it won the PEN/New England...
Review of NOT A PLACE ON ANY MAP by Alexis Paige

Review of NOT A PLACE ON ANY MAP by Alexis Paige

Not a Place on Any Map by Alexis Paige Vine Leaves Press. 2016.   Organized as a series of forty flash essays anchored by their geographic location, Not a Place on Any Map by Brevity editor Alexis Paige charts a life that stutters and snags on trauma and...
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