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The Carrying

by Matt Sutherland

The vein of greatness that pulses through the work of Ada Limón is remarkably subtle, in the same way that beauty in a human isn’t a rote assemblage of chiseled noses, high cheekbones, and full lips. Her extraordinary poems act the... Read More

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Paper Dolls

by Matt Sutherland

What the world needs is more whimsy. More collage with colored paper, pussy bows, peacock feathers, and sticky tape to keep the whole together. Yes, whimsy—in this case, in a picture book shape, featuring a preening poet playing make... Read More

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Late Starter

by Hannah Williams

"Late Starter" is a whimsical poetry collection whose pieces are eclectic and unique. Robert Ferguson’s "Late Starter" is an intensely emotional and sometimes playful poetry collection that moves from dark and stormy nights on the sea... Read More

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The Gamekeeper

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

Harris’s poems zero in on poignant moments with vibrant attention to detail. In his poem “Killing the Beast,” Michael Harris writes, “I wanted to slow it all down enough to look at.” That urge to look closely, to relate every... Read More

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The Essential John Reibetanz

by Peter Dabbene

Angled approaches, revealing inner character one carefully chosen word at a time, are a Reibetanz specialty. In the Porcupine Quill’s wonderful collection "The Essential John Reibetanz", exquisite poems focus on subjects both... Read More

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Fluke Print

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

Dynamic line breaks, phrasing, and wordplay propel these poems forward. Divided into three numbered sections, Jeffery Donaldson’s "Fluke Print" explores writing, relationships, and heartbreak, always alert to the chance nature of what... Read More

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