>>posted: 10-17-2016

Martha Ronk reviews
The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Garolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All
by C.D. Wright
There is a familiar generosity in the title, in the sentences, the tones and range and heart of it all. One expects such from C.D. Wright’s every move, and here it is again in her posthumous book of...[more]

>>posted: 5-4-2016

Ray McDaniel reviews
A Small Story About the Sky
by Alberto Ríos
I cannot remember now where I first heard it or from whom, but as a dismissal of poets and poetry it made an impression: a poet is someone who sees a bird outside their window and makes a big...[more]

>>posted: 2-28-2016

Martha Ronk reviews
Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt
by Matvei Yankelevich
Like the astronomer, Dr. Steven Vogt, who, from the spectrometer on the Keck Observatory in Hawaii searches for extrasolar planets, in Matvei Yankelevich’s latest collection the poet becomes a seeker...[more]

>>posted: 1-5-2016

Karla Kelsey reviews
A Timeshare
by Margaret Ross
My favorite thought experiment, run by analytic philosophers, is called “The Brain in a Vat Argument.” Imagine that instead of being the living, breathing body that you think you are, you are...[more]

>>posted: 12-6-2015

Ray McDaniel reviews
Garments Against Women
by Anne Boyer
It’s hard to figure out exactly how to praise Anne Boyer, not because she doesn’t leave copious evidence of brilliance, diligence, wit, and ethical rigor, but because I can think of no poet who has...[more]