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...
Review of WOLF CENTOS by Simone Muench

Review of WOLF CENTOS by Simone Muench

Along the Iditarod trail, wolf pups steal wooden posts that were planted there to mark the way through the abrupt immenseness of Alaska. The posts become playthings; or they always already were toys to the pups, there for the taking. So Simone Muench approaches her...
A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance

A Review of A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance

A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance, Belinda McKeon, ed. Tramp Press. 2015.   Juxtaposition performs a sleight of hand. Presented with a collection of stories I might find the arrangement conducive to comparing them or I might not, but the possibility of not...
A Review of Noy Holland’s Bird

A Review of Noy Holland’s Bird

Bird by Noy Holland Counterpoint Press. 2015. At their best, books are not just books but experiences that summon us back into a distant memory of ourselves and our parents. Noy Holland has accomplished this with Bird, released in November by Counterpoint Press....
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