A Review of Knock Knock by Suzanne McNear

A Review of Knock Knock by Suzanne McNear

  In Knock Knock, Suzanne McNear tells the story of her own life, but she does so under the guise of March Rivers. This leaves the reader to guess at just how much of this story has been changed to protect those involved or even to enhance the events therein. One...
A Review of Darkening the Grass by Michael Miller

A Review of Darkening the Grass by Michael Miller

           And onto the meadow          Where the tall grass bends like the backs          Of women working in a field.          Milkweed leans in the breeze,          Wildflowers are closed,          And I sense something          In the distance, alive, watching me....
A Review of  Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst

A Review of Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst

In Allen Learst’s collection, Dancing at the Gold Monkey, a group of Vietnam veterans struggle with the question of what comes next. The question already suggests the impossibility of either healing or forgetting. “Next” only comes in relation to what came before,...
Review of  Dear Editor  by Amy Newman

Review of Dear Editor by Amy Newman

  Amy Newman’s latest collection, Dear Editor (Persea Books, 2011), is as funny as it is poignant. Told in three ‘seasons’ of prose poems, almost every poem begins “Dear Editor: Please consider the enclosed poems for publication.” We never get to read the poems from...
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