REVIEWS

Four Short Poetry Reviews

Reviews by REILLY COXMarginalized experiences are constantly, brutally, consistently conflated, both between communities and within them. POC, queer, dis, poz—whatever the experience, it is assumed that one experience equals another of the same name. This is, in part,...

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Review: An Ache to Return – The Farm by Héctor Abad

The Farm Héctor Abad Translated by Anne McLean 2018 Archipelago 375 pages Review by Ivonne AyalaWith careful prose, we are submerged into the history of the Ángels’ family in Hector Abad’s most recent book The Farm translated from Spanish by Anne Mclean. Abad is one...

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Review: MOSTLY DEAD THINGS by Kristen Arnett

Mostly Dead Things Kristen Arnett June 4, 2019 Tin House Books 366 pages Review by CHASE BURKEKristen Arnett, self-proclaimed “lesbian willie nelson” and “7-11 scholar™”, is Florida’s ideal literary ambassador. She’s never not writing...

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Review: Poetry Book Trio for National Poetry Month!

Terrible Blooms Melissa Stein  2018  Copper Canyon Press  96 pages   Terrible Blooms, the second collection from Melissa Stein, serves as an elegy for the body’s redemption as it mourns what innocence must lose in order to be transformed again. Her newest...

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