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“A lesson about the stones that wait to rise in our hearts”: A Review of John Guzlowski’s Echoes of Tattered Tongues

by Eric Kroczek My first encounter with a John Guzlowski poem was as desultory as anything in life: I was eating a solitary dinner and barely listening to the news on the local public radio station one evening after work … Continue reading

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A Review of Leah Umansky’s Don Dreams and I Dream

A Review of Leah Umansky’s Don Dreams and I Dream  by Sarah Marcus As a binge watcher of the television show Mad Men and as a feminist reading through a feminist lens, I was interested to discover the manner in which Leah Umansky would address … Continue reading

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A Review of Brenda Hasiuk’s Your Constant Star

A Review of Brenda Hasiuk’s Your Constant Star by Will J Fawley Brenda Hasiuk’s YA novel, Your Constant Star, opens the first of its three sections by introducing readers to Faye. Adopted from China by a Polish mother and a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NO

from NO By Ocean Vuong TORSO OF AIR Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE ARROW

from THE ARROW By Lauren Ireland Today’s poems are from The Arrow, published by Coconut Books, copyright © 2014 by Lauren Ireland, and appear here today with permission from the poet. The Arrow: “It took almost a lifetime’s worth of … Continue reading

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A Review of Heather Cousins’s Something in the Potato Room

A Review of Heather Cousins’s Something in the Potato Room by Jennifer Dane Clements Something in the Potato Room, the book-length poem that won Heather Cousins the Kore Press First Book Award, is an unexpected ars poetica. It is about … Continue reading

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Consider the Rant: A Book Review

Consider the Rant by Okla Elliott On Pain of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant Dina Al-Kassim University of California Press ISBN 978-0-520-25925-6 $34.95 Paperback $28.00 E-Book In Dina Al-Kassim’s new book On Pain of Speech: … Continue reading

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