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 Her Familiars by Jane Satterfield

Review of Her Familiars by Jane Satterfield

    Jane Satterfield’s third collection, Her Familiars, is comprised of poems that range in style from full use of the page to the villanelle and sestina. These poems often address the experiences of women, both historical and contemporary. Satterfield’s received...
A Review of In the Kingdom of the Ditch by Todd Davis

A Review of In the Kingdom of the Ditch by Todd Davis

              . . . When my first boy           was born, in the nights after we brought him home,           I stood above his crib, head pressed over the rail           to assure myself he still breathed. I did the same           when I was a kid working at the...
Swallowing Antarctica: A Review of Little Oblivion by Susan Allspaw

Swallowing Antarctica: A Review of Little Oblivion by Susan Allspaw

    The opening poem of Susan Allspaw’s debut collection Little Oblivion, “Swallowing Antarctica,” concludes:                         I would swallow all Antarctic          relics, men and science alike, embody          ancient ice and waters teeming with...
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 as much a...