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The Geometry of Freedom

by Olivia Boler

There is a joyfulness in these poems, a positive outlook that verges on the mystical. In Henry Cunningham’s poetry collection "The Geometry of Freedom", free verse becomes the vehicle for addressing issues of the self, like fulfilling... Read More

Book Review

My Name Is Tom

by Olivia Boler

An obsession with music leads to the rave scene in this sharp and appealing coming of age story. Jon Reeves’s My Name is Tom is a contemporary British coming-of-age story. Thomas Luke Joyce is a generally average young man, if... Read More

Book Review

Between the Mirrors and Other Poems

by Olivia Boler

This contemplative poetry collection addresses both grand and everyday subjects in thoughtful, lyrical language. Garth Kellett’s poetry collection "Between the Mirrors and Other Poems" highlights feelings and emotions in unusual ways,... Read More

Book Review

Bashō in America

by Olivia Boler

While each haiku stands on its own merit, the collection, read from beginning to end, is linked by tone and subject matter. Poet Sander Zulauf’s haiku collection "Bashō in America" takes its inspiration from Matsuo Bashō, a famous... Read More

Book Review

Joy Street

by Olivia Boler

Foley takes command of the meaning behind her words, bending and mastering them with her positive outlook on life. Laura Foley’s fourth poetry collection, "Joy Street", is a slender volume that can be easily read all at once, then... Read More

Book Review

The Light Changes

by Olivia Boler

The poet’s expressive talents are far ranging, varying in word play and mood. Deeply personal and dark, the poems in Amy Billone’s debut collection, "The Light Changes", work best read together, for their meaning is illuminated in... Read More

Book Review

Myths and Rhymes

by Olivia Boler

In the introduction to "Myths and Rhymes", poet William Poe encourages readers of his poetry collection to “allow the words to flow as much for their rhythm as for their meaning.” This is good advice to follow. The poems are clearly... Read More

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