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Welcome to the Anthropocene

by Matt Sutherland

Because the universe is big and all but incomprehensible, the average Jills and Joes don’t dare ask too many existential questions. It is left to poets to face the truth in those places the rest of us fear to tread. The author of... Read More

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Deep Calls to Deep

by Matt Sutherland

Immersion in the study of ancient history lends itself to a dream state of being, and biblical history is even further down the rabbit hole. There is good poetry to be had in these mists-of-time places and Jane Medved has her way with... Read More

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Telling My Father

by Matt Sutherland

Woefully unfair. Dedicated to a deceased father, this collection is so powerful and precious, it’s heartbreaking to realize how meaningful it would have been for the old man, if he had the chance to read it. Oh, James Crews, your dad... Read More

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Commodore

by Matt Sutherland

Jacqueline Waters is practiced at the velvet glove-iron fist approach to poetry, at times finessing or obscuring the poem’s impact so that when it lands, the force is staggering. Her poetry has appeared in Harper’s, Chicago Review,... 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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Vikings

by Matt Sutherland

Just when you thought it was time to permanently chisel history books into stone, new archaeological discoveries—helped along by high-tech sensing equipment—are upending a great deal of what we thought we knew about the first... Read More

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