Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

  Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the Kore Press First Book Prize, selected by Bhanu Kapil, in 2011. I received the book a few months book and was sad it took so long to get to me and so happy it finally did. “Apollo 11” is a poem that broke me apart into...
Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

    The poetry of David Lehman probably shouldn’t be as good as it is. Some of its features could lead a hurried, presumptuous reader to classify the poems as the secretions of a stodgy intellectual. There are allusions to works in the Western canon aplenty....
Review of Thresherphobe by Mark Halliday

Review of Thresherphobe by Mark Halliday

    Up until the age of say fifteen, I would undergo a very particular sensation whenever I received a haircut. As the hairdresser ran her hands over my scalp, or as some part of her brushed up against my ear to position herself for the next trimming...
Review of Failure and I Bury the Body by Sasha West

Review of Failure and I Bury the Body by Sasha West

  Sasha West has chosen an unlikely, yet intriguing, travel companion in her poetry collection, Failure and I Bury the Body from Harper Perennial. Selected by D. Nurske as a winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series, West’s collection details a speaker’s...
Review of Signaletics by Emilia Phillips

Review of Signaletics by Emilia Phillips

  Emilia Phillips’s first collection of poems, Signaletics, masterfully builds an atmosphere like that of an ancient laboratory where the tools are out and books still open. She references texts such as Al-Jazari’s medieval Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious...