Slow Burn: Review of Ship of Fool by William Trowbridge

Slow Burn: Review of Ship of Fool by William Trowbridge

GMR’s “Slow Burn” review series looks back at titles that continue to smolder, still, beneath the embers of last year or even the year before.     A fundamental paradox of the contemporary poetry collection is that poets, unlike novelists, obtain...
Review of Vs. Death Noises by Marcus Pactor

Review of Vs. Death Noises by Marcus Pactor

  It’s hard to read Marcus Pactor’s Vs. Death Noises without thinking of J.G. Ballard. The crime-scene labeled portrayal of character in “The Archived Steve,” the incantation-based narrative in “Spell Compendium,” the number-tagged dialogue in “Loss? Found?” and...

Review of American Rhapsody by Carole Stone

American Rhapsody by Carole Stone is a boozy, jazz-age collection of elegies for the poet’s deceased parents, as well as for America in the days of yore. Told in rhythmic, sometimes drunken party language, and woven around the physical place of New Jersey, the poems...
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