In her 11th poetry collection, Bestiary Dark, Marianne Boruch goes back to Pliny the Elder, who asked, “The world, is it finite?” The answer is both no and yes.
“Kirby has created a book that is also a lit picture window into a world that looks a lot like this one, but is infinitely kinder, more gentle, more full of awe and wonder and love . .
“This is a terrific book. You’re going to love it.”
Anya Krugovoy Silver (1968–2018) died after enduring cancer for several years.
“In Imagine Us, The Swarm, Muriel Leung takes risks experimenting with non-traditional literary resources to show us the challenges faced by an immigrant family and alienation felt
Solar Perplexus is Dean Young’s 17th poetry collection, and like much of his work, this book is intensely, even aggressively absurdist.
Frequently, the opening poem of a collection provides the reader with knowledge of how to read the collection.
“Jonah Mixon-Webster’s performance poetry is piercingly complex, composing the pains of African American communities living under unrelenting distress.”
Few men are as dead as Osip Mandelstam.
“Feed is a brilliant contemplation of love seen through the lenses of food, pop culture, and raw emotion.”
A month ago, in the wake of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere, a poem rapidly gained the absolute and undivided attention of all of the poetry-loving world: fourt
“Komunyakaa’s poems read like meditations. Images flow and weave into elegant narratives.”
“Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But They aren’t here and They don’t matter, anyway.
"Sometimes one fingers annihilation," he writes in a quiet moment of nuclear bombing, "before breaking into bliss."
Delight, Parnassians. Arthur Sze has returned.
“Reading Limón’s new book, The Carrying, is as startling and as easy as walking into an unexpected, haunted room in a house you thought you already knew.”
“When Mezzanine anchors itself, when its persona raises her head and shows the way, it’s a marvellous and startling collection.”
City Lights Books founding poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and poet Michael McClure both died this past year, McClure at 87, Ferlinghetti was 104.
“Nabaneeta’s poetry is a precious addition to international literature.”
Let’s not call this a review, deal? Who reviews June Jordan? She was the queen of everything.
“Bailey can look forward to a great future as a poet.”
“Water I Won’t Touch is the call to empathy, hope, and joy that we all desperately need to hear.”
“Cemetery Ink takes you on a poetic journey to various places, such as psychiatric hospitals, haunted islands, goat pastures, streets teeming with homeless women, and invites you t
“The poems in Waterbaby are present. They tell the truth and will inspire readers to lust for more.”
Derek Sheffield, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, is foremost a writer of compassion.