REVIEWS

Review: DANIEL FIGHTS A HURRICANE by Shane Jones

Daniel Fights a Hurricane Shane Jones 2012 Penguin Books 224 pages Review by ERIN L. MILLER The unfolding of Shane Jones’s newest novel Daniel Fights a Hurricane ultimately hinges on fear—specifically, protagonist Daniel Suppleton’s fear of a hurricane wiping out the...

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Review: POP CORPSE! by Lena Glenum

Pop Corpse! Lara Glenum 2013 Action Books 186 pages Review by LAURENCE ROSS Lara Glenum’s book, we are told, is a “vocal prosthesis.” Pop Corpse is written in a voice that is unabashedly a stand-in for something else, a substitute for something more natural to which...

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Review: FAR FROM SUDDEN by Brent Goodman

Far from Sudden Brent Goodman 2013 Black Lawrence Press 60 pages Review by JOSH ENGLISH Brent Goodman’s second book Far From Sudden is broken up into four sections: “Gravity,” “Telemetry,” “Eventually,” and “Trajectory.”  It is worth noting that each section-title is...

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Review: VENTIFACTS by Christine Hume

Ventifacts Christine Hume 2012 Omnidawn Publishing 54 pages Review by LAURA KOCHMAN Ventifacts moves much the way that wind does—invisibly, winding around and across the borders of various subjects, making itself known through the physical evidence left behind:...

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Review: MANHATER by Danielle Pafunda

Manhater is a book in three sections. One could argue that these sections are distinct, each with its own speaker inhabiting a unique, post-human world. However, the more I read, the more I began to view Manhater as an account of Mommy V’s evolution…

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Review: SKIN HORSE by Olivia Cronk

Skin Horse Olivia Cronk 2012 Action Books 72 pages Review by MATTHEW MAHANEY As others have pointed out, Skin Horse is not your standard book of poems, first or otherwise. This is not surprising if you’ve read Olivia Cronk’s poems in various journals over the past few...

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Review: A HISTORY OF WAVES by Haines Eason

A History of Waves Haines Eason 2010 Poetry Society of America 25 pages Review by J. KIRK MAYNARD Haines Eason’s first chapbook A History of Waves (selected by Mark Doty for the 2010 New American Poets chapbook series) begins with a displacement: Who touched who with...

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Review: FIND THE GIRL by Lightsey Darst

Find the Girl Lightsey Darst 2010 Coffeehouse Press 88 pages Review by FARREN STANLEY The sexualization of women—and a girl’s desire to achieve power by becoming an object of sexual interest—is one prevalent sign of a seriously ailing culture. In drawing the reader’s...

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