Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Vanishing Point: Poems By William Trowbridge Red Hen Press. 2017.   From the Blakean embrace of the childhood imagination, to examining aging and death, to the profound undertone of uniting generations, William Trowbridge’s seventh collection, Vanishing Point,...
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...
Review of Scarecrone by Melissa Broder

Review of Scarecrone by Melissa Broder

I work on a university campus and sometimes get my lunch at one of several strip mall eateries at the outskirts. There’s a pizzeria, and I was having a slice as I began Melissa Broder’s third poetry collection, Scarecrone, taking in her preamble, “Dark Poem”: Today I...
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...
Review of Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s Streaming

Review of Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s Streaming

Streaming. by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Coffee House Press. 2014.   In the prose poem, “We Were the World,” Allison Adelle Hedge Coke writes “…Some say the soup leftover was worded with decolonized language. Some say the taste lingers even now.” Certain...
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