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Sky Country

by Matt Sutherland

The Asian American experience is little known, comparatively, and that’s a shame on this country. Immigrants are the best of us. Introducing Christine Kitano—not that her work needs an AA asterisk as a selling point—and "Sky... Read More

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Feet of the Messenger

by Matt Sutherland

Poetry’s about butterflies and lips as soft as rose petals, right? Yes, bad poetry. Consider that poets come from all walks of life, including Vietnam War surgeons in a daily struggle to reconcile memories of the battlefield. And faced... Read More

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The Word We Used For It

by Matt Sutherland

Alas, young poet, lock away the sharp utensils before indulging in a few lines from this new Max Garland collection. Pick a page, any page—33, for example—and witness this astounding level of thoughtfulness and delivery: I like the... Read More

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Of Covenants

by Matt Sutherland

C. Kubasta, please don’t take offense as we make reference to, ahem, country music in reviewing your fantastic new collection, "Of Covenants". The plainspoken, country-road cadence and homespun themes lean to AM, not FM, and yet the... Read More

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The Wilds of Poetry

by Matt Sutherland

All the world’s Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus—they’re peas in a faith-based pod. But Buddhists don’t belong in there. No, the Buddhist gig is more about waking up to what’s real, realization of how the universe really... Read More

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Southern Son

by Margaret Fedder

The gift of "Southern Son" is Evans’s willingness to write within the space where life meets death. "Southern Son" by William Edmund Evans features two books of poetry, both written in the aftermath of the suicide of the poet’s son,... Read More

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In Cadence

by Lillian Brown

Pattan and Brender have created a thoughtful, dynamic collection of poetry. In C. Rodney Pattan and Lance B. Brender’s poetry collection, "In Cadence", the authors work to draw back the curtain of expectations surrounding a soldier’s... Read More

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