Gilbert Allen – Cross Dressers

Cross Dressers God only knew why they’d sought out his church for the detritus of their Saturdays. As pastor, he was always first one there on Sunday mornings. Lately he’d been parking in the bleak darkness just before the dawn to police the symbol of the risen Christ— remove the Clemson cap, or produce bag […]

Michael Montlack – When God

When God is your brother, solitary, first born, aloof and one step ahead, able but not always willing to share his wisdom. When God is an idol under your pillow, listening, you assume, never speaking, though you sometimes swear there’s a whisper clear as the strum of a Sunday night busker, his well-worn guitar like […]

Alexis Rhone Fancher’s Erotic: New & Selected, Reviewed by Ann Wehrman

Alexis Rhone Fancher Erotic: New & Selected NYQ Books Reviewer: Ann Wehrman Erotic: New & Selected showcases eighty poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher, accompanied by her original photography. Reflecting on erotic experiences as an adult and reaching back into girlhood, the narrative and prose poems chronicle passionate encounters and relationships in vignettes that sizzle with […]

Julie Danho’s Those Who Keep Arriving, Reviewed by Erica Goss

Julie Danho Those Who Keep Arriving Silverfish Review Press Reviewer: Erica Goss In her debut poetry collection, Julie Danho brings together themes of ancestors, displacement, ethnicity, and marriage. Moving across continents and through relationships, Danho juxtaposes the ordinary against the disquieting, finding her journey through life echoed in the experiences of her parents and grandparents. […]

Stuart Jay Silverman’s Report from the Sea of Moisture, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Report From the Sea of Moisture Stuart Jay Silverman Atmosphere Press Reviewer: Shawn Pavey Report From the Sea of Moisture is my first exposure to the poetry of Stuart Jay Silverman, but it will not be my last. The absence of either blurbs or an author bio and photo on the back cover in favor […]