Review of BECOMING LYLA DORE by Teri Youmans Grimm

Review of BECOMING LYLA DORE by Teri Youmans Grimm

  Becoming Lyla Dore by Teri Youmans Grimm Red Hen Press. 2016.   Silent films are, for most of us, part of a quaint and distant past. In flickering black and white, accompanied by piano or organ, plots unfold via the exaggerated physical movements of the...
Review of SHIFT by Marylen Grigas

Review of SHIFT by Marylen Grigas

Shift by Marylen Grigas Nature’s Face Publications. 2016. One of the first poems in Marylen Grigas’ Shift, “About Muscle,” relates the life cycle of a sea squirt, a creature whose time on earth culminates when it comes to rest on a rock and devours its own...
Review of DESOLATION OF AVENUES UNTOLD by Brandon Hobson

Review of DESOLATION OF AVENUES UNTOLD by Brandon Hobson

Desolation of Avenues Untold by Brandon Hobson Civil Coping Mechanisms. 2015. I’m probably not the intended audience for Desolation of Avenues Untold, by Brandon Hobson, though my experience of reading the book was singular. It’s a decidedly unusual work of fiction, a...
A Review of Megan Sexton’s SWIFT HOUR

A Review of Megan Sexton’s SWIFT HOUR

  SWIFT HOUR by Megan Sexton Mercer University Press. 2014.   Not every reader of poetry is looking for the next big manifesto of political survival and over-determination; the poem that vanquishes other new books of poetry and inaugurates a new age of...
A Review of James Davis May’s Unquiet Things

A Review of James Davis May’s Unquiet Things

Unquiet Things by James Davis May Goat Island Poets, Series Editor: Claudia Emerson Louisiana University Press, 2016   Unquiet Things is the debut collection by James Davis May, a poet with prodigious powers of observation and description. May makes metaphors and...
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