The Thing Itself: A Review

The Thing Itself: A Review

  tether by Lisa Fay Coutley Black Lawrence Press, 2020 To be tethered to something can be a good thing, can feel safe and secure, can feel necessary. Right now, we are tethered to a situation, to our homes, to our work, to our families, to uncertainty. Even...
A Review of BODY OF RENDER by Felicia Zamora

A Review of BODY OF RENDER by Felicia Zamora

  Body of Render by Felicia Zamora Red Hen Press, 2020 In “Body of Render,” Felicia Zamora cleverly employs mini-prose poems and collage-like fragmentation, similar to previous collections, but what makes this book stand out is her attention to the current...
Begin Anew, Over and Over Again

Begin Anew, Over and Over Again

  Ballast by Alyse Knorr Seven Kitchens Press, 2019 “A teacher once told me poetry is wanting/ always to close itself, so you must constantly/ begin anew, over and over again—you must/ create whole new worlds every time you write,” states Alyse Knorr’s speaker in...