The Luminous World of Maurya Simon

The Luminous World of Maurya Simon

The Wilderness: New and Selected Poems 1980-2016by Maurya SimonRed Hen Press, 2018 Maurya Simon’s The Wilderness: New and Selected Poems 1980-2016 (Red Hen Press 2018, 218 pages) represents a life of questioning and perception, whether the scene is a backyard or a...
A Review of HOLD ME TIGHT by Jason Schneiderman

A Review of HOLD ME TIGHT by Jason Schneiderman

Hold Me Tightby Jason SchneidermanRed Hen Press, 2020 Hold Me Tight by Jason Schneiderman is a book of five sections that vary in style, tone, and form — it is a book of fables, fantasies, and hilarious futures. These are some of the book’s accomplishments, but they...
A Review of PARTURITION by Heather Treseler

A Review of PARTURITION by Heather Treseler

Parturitionby Heather TreselerSouthword Editions, 2020 Heather Treseler’s new chapbook Parturition, named after the technical term for childbirth, is punctuated with medical vocabulary. Anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure. Caul, a baby born with a piece of...
A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

Summer Solsticeby Nina MacLaughlinBlack Sparrow Press, 2020 “What’s the start of summer for you, the signal that it’s here?” Nina MacLaughlin asks in her book-length essay Summer Solstice, published by Black Sparrow Press. And with that invitation the reader’s...