REVIEWS

Review: DADDY ISSUES by Alex McElroy

Daddy Issues Alex McElroy 2017 The Cupboard Pamphlet 72 pages Review by JEREMY BURKE   The stories in Alex McElroy's Daddy Issues deal frequently with masculinity, memory, and the loss of the past. These stories predate the 2016...

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Review: LIGHT INTO BODIES by Nancy Chen Long

Light Into Bodies Nancy Chen Long  2017 University of Tampa Press 108 pages Review by SARAH LANDRY “Light Into Bodies,” Nancy Chen Long’s debut full-length poetry collection, rests at the crux of occurrence and intention, of panicked...

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Review: OVERPOUR by Jane Wong

Overpour Jane Wong 2016 Action Books 99 pages Review by RYAN BOLLENBACH In Jane Wong’s Ted Talk on her poetics of haunting, she says haunting is not “a matter of the past coming back, repressed…but is a productive and intentional act to go toward the ghost and rewrite...

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Review: A COLLAPSE OF HORSES by Brian Evenson

A Collapse of Horses Brian Evenson 2016 Coffee House Press 270 pages Review by MICHELLE MEYERS I have, on occasion, referred to this book by the wrong title, A Collapse of Horrors rather than A Collapse of Horses. I imagine the slip perhaps resulting from the...

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Review: BOY WITH THORN by Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn Rickey Laurentiis 2015 University of Pittsburgh Press (Pitt Poetry Series) 104 pages Review by DIAMOND FORDE When questioned about writer’s block in an interview for a 2016 Poets & Writers publication, Rickey Laurentiis responded, “My obsessions...

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