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Books Reviewed by Erica Wright

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Factory of Tears

The Factory of Tears is a real place in Valzhyna Mort’s eponymous collection of poems. In fact, its productivity rate is higher than the Department of Transportation, the... Read More

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From Whence

Throughout his collection of poems From Whence, Chitwood seems bent on disproving fellow Southern poet Allen Tate who once wrote, “The typical southern conversation is not... Read More

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case sensitive

This book is as much about paying respects as it is about forging ahead—an ideal combination for a debut collection. The author adds grains of literary wisdom to accompany her... Read More

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This collection of poems demonstrates how creative restrictions are not always drawbacks. The poet’s first section, “Tambourine,” adheres to pi mnemonics: the number of... Read More

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Soft Box

This poet writes like a woman with a mission. Her collection resounds with an honesty that is at once brutal and determined. “You will not go hungry into a strange soil,”... Read More