Blowing Thru Secaucus by George Wallace and Friends, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Audio Project: Blowing Through Secaucus George Wallace and Friends (available on streaming platforms) drawn from Poetry Collection Blowing Through Secaucus George Wallace Gutter Snob Books Reviewer: Shawn Pavey You think New Jersey, you think wise guys. It just happens. George Wallace knows this. He’s going to tell you about them. In fact, he’s going to […]

Ted Jonathan’s Unholy Melodies: New & Collected, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Ted Jonathan Unholy Melodies: New and Collected NYQ Books Reviewer: Shawn Pavey Ted Jonathan is a poet known to many in the small press community. So, news of his passing in February of this year struck the community hard. I didn’t know him. I don’t know the circumstances surrounding his passing other than what I’ve […]

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 […]

Alison Stone’s Zombies at the Disco, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Alison Stone Zombies at the Disco Jacar Press Reviewer: Shawn Pavey I have absolutely no empirical evidence on which to base this assertion, but I think the ghazal became the official verse structure of the Pandemic. Several recent poetry collections have contained entire sections devoted to ghazals. Almost every poetry journal I pick up will […]

Tony Gloeggler’s What Kind of Man, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Tony Gloeggler What Kind of Man NYQ Books Reviewer: Shawn Pavey Tony Gloeggler’s What Kind of Man reads like a verse memoir as each poem bleeds into the next and builds upon what has come before. The poems deal with challenging themes – romantic and familial love, illness, treatment, recovery, aging, mortality, and loss – […]