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Stray

by Matt Sutherland

Poetry is marvelous transportation. Africa beckons—you want some of me?—and the poet takes pains, takes pens to the stuff of his life, so that we can experience the Zimbabwe in the man. An Oberlin College creative writing assistant... Read More

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Radioapocrypha

by Matt Sutherland

Ooooh, baby, the gloves are off. In "Radioapocrypha", BK Fischer has done imagined Jesus Christ as a buff chemistry teacher in Maryland in 1989. Does she not fear bolts of lightning? The author of two other superb collections, Mutiny... Read More

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Girl with Death Mask

by Matt Sutherland

When cornered, we’ll admit to preferring poetry with rhythm—musicality in the ear surely deepens a poem’s effect. Yes, Jennifer Givhan, we’re awed by your use of pause and pacing, as you lead us to better understanding a... Read More

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The Middle Ages

by Matt Sutherland

Poets and words, a relationship built on endless frustration and betrayal. That’s not what I intended to say. Sorry, bard, that’s what you get with me. Certain poets embrace the ambiguity, as if potential misunderstandings raise a... Read More

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The Way You Run in Dreams

by Karen Rigby

"The Way You Run in Dreams" is an attentive, ecopoetic gathering of texts that honors felt and lived experiences with a clear, defined voice. Time and its ravages, absence, and the silent interludes before and after human... Read More

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Blissful Blues

by Katerie Prior

"Blissful Blues" is a youthful, playful collection that works through a failed romance toward self-discovery. In her heartfelt collection "Blissful Blues", poet Rhea Madan explores youthful love, longing, and loss. The opening poem... Read More

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My Unsung Soul

by Joseph S. Pete

With its expansive takes on melancholia and romance, "My Unsung Soul" is a soulful and vivacious collection of poetry. Poet Derrick DerRon Holloway embarks on an inward journey through his book "My Unsung Soul", traveling a lengthy... Read More

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