Amy Barone’s Defying Extinction, Reviewed by Ann Wehrman

Amy Barone Defying Extinction Broadstone Books Reviewer: Ann Wehrman In Defying Extinction, Amy Barone takes the reader on a journey through the world of humans and nature, capturing with winsome tenderness the power, wildly diverse colors, and exquisite beauty of life on planet Earth. The poet’s lens ultimately cherishes more than it analyzes. Her gentle […]

Linda Ravenswood’s The Stan Poems, Reviewed by Lee Rossi

The Stan Poems: Indictments & Amendments Linda Ravenswood Pedestrian Press Reviewer: Lee Rossi The title of Linda Ravenswood’s The Stan Poems invites the reader to speculate on its ultimate meaning. Besides referring to her common-law husband, the musician and producer Stan Hillas (Jones), it also suggests something about the nature of their relationship, a “stan” […]

Matthew E. Henry’s the Colored page, Reviewed by Brian Fanelli

Matthew E. Henry the Colored page Sundress Publications Reviewer: Brian Fanelli Matthew E. Henry’s the Colored page won’t be easy to digest for every reader, especially a white audience. His poems are utterly unflinching and bold in their honesty. He uses “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes to link together four sections that detail […]

Matt Donovan’s The Dug-Up Gun Museum, Reviewed by David E. Poston

Matt Donovan The Dug-Up Gun Museum BOA Editions Reviewer: David E. Poston In The Dug-Up Gun Museum, Matt Donovan leads us on a brilliantly conceived, meticulously researched journey into the heart of America’s gun culture, a journey described with flawless technical skill. From the first poem, we are whisked through one superbly paced narrative after […]

Carolyn Oliver’s Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble, Reviewed by Vivian Wagner

Carolyn Oliver Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble The University of Utah Press Reviewer: Vivian Wagner The title of Carolyn Oliver’s Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble is a kind of riddle that gives a road map for the collection itself. This is a collection about traumatic storms, and […]