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Country Soul & Caravan Magic

by Katie Asher

There is a poetic expression here for anyone who has ever fallen in love—who has pined for someone, who has loved without being loved back, who has been cheated on, or who has felt confused in love. R. R. Pravin’s poetry collection... Read More

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Trailer Trash

by Matt Sutherland

July Westhale’s poetry seems accompanied with a tuning fork’s pitch, a heightened, pressing, weaponized immediacy. Whatever she faced to earn that ability would have killed a lesser mortal, we can be sure. A creative writing,... Read More

Book Review

Honeybee

by Matt Sutherland

With gut truths and gin-clear imagery, Trista Mateer reminds us of all those places left unexplored by language. The wonders and especially the heartbreaks of love occupy much of her attention, and also best demonstrate her uncanny... Read More

Book Review

The Equilibrist

by Katie Asher

Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II’s "The Equilibrist" is a touching collection that weaves poems into a man’s life story for a tangible example of the healing power of poetry. Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II’s "The Equilibrist" is a uniquely... Read More

Book Review

A World Diverse II

by Renate Childs

The eloquent language and thoughtful subjects of the poems are made prevalent. "A World Diverse II" by David Edmond is a thoughtful and passionate collection of poems that explores the most universal of life’s experiences. The work... Read More

Book Review

Cenzontle

by Matt Sutherland

Mama never said there’d be debuts like these, presenting new poets who arrive with unforeseen, indescribable gifts. Over the mountains of Tijuana at age five, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s journey included an MFA at the University of... Read More

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