“We are all invited to dance through this volume of writings that celebrate still the music and those moments of being alive.”
“Ledger records Hirshfield’s most intimate sentiment as she navigates her surroundings, some of which are so profound that words cannot describe them.”
“Forché has created a compelling collection that teaches us how to harness sentiment within our natural and historical world.”
Thabile Makue’s sophomore collection, ‘mamaseko, explores intergenerational trauma through repetitive forms and turbulent language.
“A Nail the Evening Hangs On is fiery, trauma-stricken, tender, and complicated.
“If Battle Dress is any indication of what’s to come next from Skolfield, readers should expect yet another masterfully rhythmic, morally gut-punching, timeless book of poetry.”
“[the author’s] perceptions remain young and fresh and are as vibrant as any poet’s working today.”
“Mehrotra is a major poet expanding the possibilities of poetry in English.”
“A prolific writer and award-winning actor, John Lithgow has penned a laugh-out-loud picture of American politics at its worst.
“John Sibley Williams’ poetry gives us hope we can, indeed, get out of the way, if only for the moment through the poet’s words and voice, in short, his song.”
“travels beyond faith into politics and the soul.”
“For over 30 years, Sharon Olds has been writing poems about the unspeakable: bad love, great love, death, childbirth, child abuse, illness, oppression, rape, racism, violence, and sexism.”
There is a gift that surprises in the poems of Fanny Howe’s latest book of poetry, Love and I, and that gift is trust.
“these are heady themes, but Moffett handles them with a sure hand, managing the magic, directing its music.”
“Balaban satisfies all in this collection of permanent memories, memories of war, showgirls, coyotes, and so many more.”
“It is somewhere in the fearful and joyful fragility of love where Matthew Zapruder’s readers are brought ‘to that place beyond words.’”
“Graber’s great achievement in this masterful collection is that though we never feel the same life flowing twice through any one of her poems, we profoundly feel the myriad ways we are con
“Bierds writes powerful poems framed by eternal history.”
You pick it up. The cover reads I Will Destroy You: Poems, Nick Flynn. There is a forest nymph dancing with a bear. Cool, you think.
“fine literature, from beyond the borders of the English-speaking sensibilities.
Poetic culture still grapples with the question, what is the proper subject for poetry?
“Harjo evokes images, emotions, and places in a poetic biography of family perseverance. She proves sentiment.”
There’s a lot to be learned about Nick Laird and his poetry just from stopping with his title for a minute or two. First, there is the simple, colloquial casualness of the words.
Raven is delightful, both the book of poems by John Smelcer and the character capable of playing any role in this poetic movie of all our lives that Smelcer has written.
“Neruda makes us fledgling children in a fascinating world, a world glittered by pure sentiment.”