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....
Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Ascent by Matt Bialer Bizarro Pulp Press. 2014. Sometimes you have to start at the beginning. To move up. To get lifted. To ascend. At the end of Matt Bialer’s epic poem, Ascent, there is a wedding, a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom lifted in chairs, the ancient...
Review of Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature

Review of Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature

Thought That Nature by Trey Moody Sarabande Books, 2014   Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature, winner of the 2012 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry (selected by Cole Swensen), shows a poet moved deeply by the mysterious relationship between Self and world. Take the...
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