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Book Review

Water I Won't Touch

by Claire Foster

“Haven’t we all chewed / through something tough and survived?” asks poet Kayleb Rae Candrilli in their collection Water I Won’t Touch, an intimate exploration of gender. Candrilli’s writing is poised yet vulnerable, always... Read More

Book Review

Measures

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

The poems of "Measures" embrace lyrical tendencies as they move through the seasons of a troubled relationship. Both absence and presence haunt the pages of b. l. bruce’s poetry collection, "Measures". A one time lover and longed for... Read More

Book Review

Town Crier

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Filled with reminders of human fragility, but still exalting life in vigorous tones, Sarah Matthes’s debut poetry collection, "Town Crier", is a momentous introduction to a sensitive voice. Dedicated to a friend and fellow poet who... Read More

Book Review

Bone Rosary

by Matt Sutherland

Giddy with reverence for a master, this page is honored to call attention to this best-of collection—featuring 140 poems from Thomas Lynch’s five previous books, along with forty-three new works. A former undertaker taken to... Read More

Book Review

Post-Mortem

by Matt Sutherland

While the rest of us mumble, look away, and generally avoid matters of consequence, poets seek no such cover. Indeed, Heather Altfeld and others of her inquisitive ilk lead the interrogation of a mad world. Winner of the Pablo Neruda... Read More

Book Review

Mere Extinction

by Matt Sutherland

Upon learning of her adaptive scriptwriting accomplishments, we can fix the explanation for Evie Christie’s complex use of motivation, conflict, pathos, and trauma—humanity’s theater writ large in her work. That she does it with... Read More

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