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Reviews of Books with 80 Pages

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that have 80 pages.

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No Brother, This Storm

by Matt Sutherland

Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Jack B. Bedell as Louisiana’s poet laureate in 2017; if that decision is reflective of all of his others during his time in office, he’ll go down in history as one of Louisiana’s best. This... Read More

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Green Hill

by Matt Sutherland

Something thoughtful this way comes—sensible, humble, and historically grounded. Lorna Knowles Blake’s "Green Hill" is reassurance of the poet’s essential duty to speak plainly and truthfully. Now the author of two collections... Read More

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Citizen Illegal

by Matt Sutherland

Our president would like us to believe Mexicans are rapists, Libyans are terrorists, and a wall on the southern border will solve all our problems. His goal is to dehumanize brown- and black-skinned people, and his millions of supporters... Read More

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Paper Dolls

by Matt Sutherland

What the world needs is more whimsy. More collage with colored paper, pussy bows, peacock feathers, and sticky tape to keep the whole together. Yes, whimsy—in this case, in a picture book shape, featuring a preening poet playing make... Read More

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Fluke Print

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Dynamic line breaks, phrasing, and wordplay propel these poems forward. Divided into three numbered sections, Jeffery Donaldson’s "Fluke Print" explores writing, relationships, and heartbreak, always alert to the chance nature of what... Read More

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Witch Wife

by Matt Sutherland

When the poet gets personal, asking the stranger to sit through her deep feelings about her body, her lover, her dreams and fears, the stranger makes a demand in return: only if you interest me, poet. And yes, Kiki Petrosino fully... Read More

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Sky Country

by Matt Sutherland

The Asian American experience is little known, comparatively, and that’s a shame on this country. Immigrants are the best of us. Introducing Christine Kitano—not that her work needs an AA asterisk as a selling point—and "Sky... Read More

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