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Book Review

Time Peels All to Original White

by Michele Sharpe

Inventive, beautiful, and deep, the poems of "Time Peels All to Original White" muse on subjects of perennial relevance in fresh, literary ways. Xueyan’s exceptional poetry collection "Time Peels All to Original White" combines... Read More

Book Review

Way Leads onto Way

by Michele Sharpe

"Way Leads onto Way" is a gentle, spiritual poetry collection that proffers answers to people’s daily challenges. In Estelle M. Deshon’s collection of poems "Way Leads onto Way", formal verse is the vehicle, and faith and gratitude... Read More

Book Review

Bright

by Attorious Renee Augustin

Kiki Petrosino collects poetic, honest, philosophical vignettes in "Bright", an investigation into the etymology of the term for lightness as it pertains to the effects of colorism and the unintended consequences of inhabiting a body... Read More

Book Review

Cemetery Reflections

by Jeana Jorgensen

"Cemetery Reflections" is eloquent as it meditates on the evolution of death, grief, and memorialization in the United States. Jane Hopkins’s "Cemetery Reflections" pairs graveyard photographs with poems and reminiscences about death... Read More

Book Review

Old Love Skin

by Karen Rigby

OId Love Skin is an eye-opening poetry collection that is shaped by Africa’s inescapable past and that celebrates its rich multiplicities. "Old Love Skin", an egalitarian anthology edited by Nyashadzashe Chikumbu, introduces over fifty... Read More

Book Review

The Sandpiper's Spell

by Jeana Jorgensen

Reflecting on the enchantments that nature casts on people, The Sandpiper’s Spell is a beautiful poetic mosaic. Tom Pearson’s The Sandpiper’s Spell contains poems that meditate on nature, life, death, and memory, using language in... Read More

Book Review

Still, the Sky

by Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

"Still, the Sky" is a labyrinthine poetic epic that fleshes out a resilient and multifaceted mythological brotherhood. The Greek myths of Icarus and the Minotaur are reimagined in Tom Pearson’s poetic epic "Still, the Sky". Toggling... Read More

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