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Book Review

The Loss of Innocence

by Peter Dabbene

Anna’s intimate poetry collection "The Loss of Innocence" is full of personal turmoil, reflection, and salvation. The semi-anonymity of the book’s authorship is critical to understanding its blunt and honest poems. They express... Read More

Book Review

The Wishbone Dress

by Michelle Anne Schingler

The poems of Cassandra J. Bruner’s "The Wishbone Dress" are a torrent on the page, attesting to the traps and triumphs of womanhood, to the liberation of self-naming, and the peace and harmony that come from acknowledging that no two... Read More

Book Review

Sonnets to Orpheus

by Matt Sutherland

That the greatest poets receive sudden flashes of inspiration is demoralizing to mere mortals. Already so rich in talent, such poets don’t need—or deserve—the metaphorical lightning strike to the ink-filled rods that they wield to... Read More

Book Review

The God That I Know

by Jeremiah Rood

The poems of "The God That I Know" function as a personal testimony about Jesus. John Rogers’s passionate poetry book "The God That I Know" draws inspiration from the biblical psalms to impart hope. The book’s seventy-five poems,... Read More

Book Review

Children of Grass

by Matt Sutherland

Eighty poets under the influence of Walt share a poem and a comical pose in this winning collection of portraiture and poetry. That the two complement each other so well in coffee-table format is the unexpected delight. On the Rocks I... Read More

Book Review

Scattered Clouds

by Matt Sutherland

By avoiding cumbersome punctuation and the formality of capitalization, Reuben Jackson lullabies his way into treasured-voice status, quiet yet forceful. A jazz scholar and former curator with the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington... Read More

Book Review

Cyborg Detective

by Matt Sutherland

Jillian Weise identifies as a cyborg. Perhaps that explains her outsized wit, exceptional word skills, and confidence. The author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex and The Book of Goodbyes, her writing on cyborg identity and disability... Read More

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