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Fire, Faith & Glory

by Shana Creaney

Fire, Faith & Glory is a heartfelt poetry collection centered in a pediatric intensive care hospital. R. R. Pravin’s poetry collection Fire, Faith & Glory responds with emotional eloquence to a stressful, difficult job working... Read More

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A Potpourri of Poems

by Andrea Hammer

Poems focus on shared experiences with honest and openly expressed feelings. Gary Ten Eyck’s often musical poetry collection, "A Potpourri of Poems", chimes from the opening note. Family themes dominate, starting with the... Read More

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Rhyme Rhythm Reason

by Joseph S. Pete

"Rhyme Rhythm Reason" is a playful poetry collection—amusing and sometimes inspiring. Paul Drakeford’s Rhyme Rhythm Reason: More than Some of the Sum of My Poems puts a clever, witty, and poetic spin on the three Rs. This brief... Read More

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No Brother, This Storm

by Matt Sutherland

Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Jack B. Bedell as Louisiana’s poet laureate in 2017; if that decision is reflective of all of his others during his time in office, he’ll go down in history as one of Louisiana’s best. This... Read More

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Sunday out of Nowhere

by Matt Sutherland

Sit next to me, Brian Swann. Be my companion. I sense in you what’s missing from my life: a voice of reason, tranquility, unmistakable originality. The author of all manner of work—anthologies of Native American literature,... Read More

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Green Hill

by Matt Sutherland

Something thoughtful this way comes—sensible, humble, and historically grounded. Lorna Knowles Blake’s "Green Hill" is reassurance of the poet’s essential duty to speak plainly and truthfully. Now the author of two collections... Read More

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Blue Mistaken for Sky

by Matt Sutherland

When a poem causes you a wince of discomfort, chances are that it’s the poet who let down her defenses and revealed a psychic wound. Such vulnerability is powerful. You feel for the poet, and such feelings are what make us best as... Read More

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Citizen Illegal

by Matt Sutherland

Our president would like us to believe Mexicans are rapists, Libyans are terrorists, and a wall on the southern border will solve all our problems. His goal is to dehumanize brown- and black-skinned people, and his millions of supporters... Read More

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