A Review of Terese Svoboda’s Great American Desert

A Review of Terese Svoboda’s Great American Desert

    Great American Desert By Terese Svoboda Ohio State Press, 2019   Terese Svoboda opens her 18th book Great American Desert with an epigraph that reminds readers that many of the greatest civilizations are now desert wastelands–and that the West...
Beholding Hope: A review of Jeffrey Levine’s At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered

Poems in the Rooms of the Dying

    Word Has It by Ruth Danon Nirala Publications, 2018   On the subject of serial killers, poet Ruth Danon writes that they “leave notes, write in code.” They “grow increasingly impatient.” “They hate the dark,” she muses. “They want to be found.” So...
Beholding Hope: A review of Jeffrey Levine’s At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered

A Serious Piece of American Music

    The Miracles by Amy Lemmon C&R Press, 2019.   Amy Lemmon’s book of poems, The Miracles, is a meditation on life after loss, and its themes are motherhood, love, and aging. Lemmon writes, “The structure of the book was inspired by Leonard...