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...
A Review of WINTERKILL by Todd Davis

A Review of WINTERKILL by Todd Davis

Michigan State University Press. 2016. 114 pp. In 2012, I moved to Vermont. Before making a home in Vermont, I had spent a decade either living full time or summering in the mountains of Colorado. During my time in the Saguache Mountains, I learned the deciduous...
Review of THE ACADEMY OF HAY by Julia Shipley

Review of THE ACADEMY OF HAY by Julia Shipley

Bona Fide Press. 2015. 88 pp. The final line of Julia Shipley’s bio in her magical book of poems, The Academy of Hay, reads, “She is married to one man and six acres in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.” In several of these poems, man and acreage seem to merge in often...
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