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Songs for My Father

by Laura Moreno

"Songs for My Father" is a personalized book of poetry that is moved along by messages of hope for healing. Katherine Lazaruk’s engaging poetry collection "Songs for My Father" grapples with the hardships and traumas of a childhood not... Read More

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Sweet, Young, & Worried

by Matt Sutherland

Spoken word poetry asks for something quite rare among contemporary poets: a willingness to crawl out of the writing cave to stand on stage and perform. Fearless Blythe Baird creates her written work teeming with sound and rhythm,... Read More

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Alone in the House of My Heart

by Matt Sutherland

We reckon that nine generations in Appalachia is long enough for a place to get in the bones of a family, and that kinheritance has marked Kari Gunter-Seymour with an intuitive feel for one of America’s most isolated and peculiar... Read More

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Late Wonders

by Matt Sutherland

Not all poets are storytellers, not even close, but all of them wish they were, wish they had a better understanding of how words and images bind spells. Wesley McNair is the author of nine collections of stories in the shape of poems.... Read More

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Shopping, or The End of Time

by Matt Sutherland

A child of Houston, Cairo, and Caracas, a mother of three in Bolivia, Emily Bludworth de Barrios comes at her work from all directions at once, with a frenzied takedown of parental angst, violence against women, existential hopelessness,... Read More

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Imperfect Present

by Matt Sutherland

In this masterclass in effervescent wordcraft, even as it ranges through troubled terrain, Sharon Dolin proves to be a poet for the love of sanity. Seven collections of poetry, a Pushcart Prize, 2021 National Endowment for the Arts... Read More

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She Could Be You

by Michele Sharpe

"She Could Be You" is a collection of poems that invites contemplation and recognition of our shared humanity. In Margaret Joeline Brinson’s measured poetry collection "She Could Be You", vignettes about daily emotional struggles lead... Read More

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Time Peels All to Original White

by Michele Sharpe

Inventive, beautiful, and deep, the poems of "Time Peels All to Original White" muse on subjects of perennial relevance in fresh, literary ways. Xueyan’s exceptional poetry collection "Time Peels All to Original White" combines... Read More

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