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The Essential John Reibetanz

by Peter Dabbene

Angled approaches, revealing inner character one carefully chosen word at a time, are a Reibetanz specialty. In the Porcupine Quill’s wonderful collection "The Essential John Reibetanz", exquisite poems focus on subjects both... Read More

Book Review

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

Book Review

Exit of the Leviathan

by Joseph S. Pete

Passionate poems are collected in "Exit of the Leviathan", an occasionally musical collection. Philips Ororho’s lyrical but unpolished poetry collection "Exit of the Leviathan" focuses on faith and romance. Love poems, paeans to God,... Read More

Book Review

The Essential Dorothy Roberts

by Peter Dabbene

This is an excellent entry into the work of a respected poet. "The Essential Dorothy Roberts" is a subtle and graceful poetry collection. Roberts, who died in 1993, came from a family of poets and was encouraged to follow in their... Read More

Book Review

Cloud of Expectation

by Philip J. Kowalski

"Cloud of Expectation" is a sophisticated yet approachable collection of poems. Mike Westphal’s "Cloud of Expectation" collects lyric and prose poems that recall the author’s childhood and ancestral past. A vibrant speaker connects... Read More

Book Review

House Is an Enigma

by Matt Sutherland

Gritty, raw, liberated, and twisted into lines of beauty, Emma Bolden’s melancholic realizations mostly relate to her body and her hysterectomy. With multiple collections and an assortment of works in publication, it is no surprise... Read More

Book Review

Flyover Country

by Matt Sutherland

Inspired by his childhood on a dairy farm in Illinois, tales of rural life lead the way in this Austin Smith collection focused on family, violence, and memories. Smith left the Midwest to live in California, where he teaches at... Read More

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Transaction Histories

by Matt Sutherland

Lush imagery, beckoning history, curious interactions, elusive dreams, and existential questions fuse in this prose poetry collection, the fifth by Donna Stonecipher. She resides in Berlin and translates from both French and German.... Read More

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