REVIEWS

Review: FOR THE RIDE by Alice Notley

For the Ride Alice Notley Penguin Books 144 pagesAffection: For the Ride Review by August Kelly One read poetry of One For The Ride pastly; sticks; one thinks are getting it. If are One can speak thusly? Sounds like? One is speaking. How right time always could,...

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Review: THE BOY IN THE LABYRINTH by Oliver de la Paz

The Boy in the Labyrinth Oliver de la Paz University of Akron Press 155 pages Review by Tyra Isaacs Oliver de la Paz’s The Boy in the Labyrinth is a retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. But as the father of two autistic children, de la Paz takes...

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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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