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Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume.

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But They aren’t here and They don’t matter, anyway. 

 

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"Sometimes one fingers annihilation," he writes in a quiet moment of nuclear bombing, "before breaking into bliss."

Delight, Parnassians. Arthur Sze has returned.

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“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.”

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“When Mezzanine anchors itself, when its persona raises her head and shows the way, it’s a marvellous and startling collection.”

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City Lights Books founding poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and poet Michael McClure both died this past year, McClure at 87, Ferlinghetti was 104.

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“Nabaneeta’s poetry is a precious addition to international literature.”

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Let’s not call this a review, deal? Who reviews June Jordan? She was the queen of everything.

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“Bailey can look forward to a great future as a poet.”

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Water I Won’t Touch is the call to empathy, hope, and joy that we all desperately need to hear.”

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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

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“The poems in Waterbaby are present. They tell the truth and will inspire readers to lust for more.”

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Derek Sheffield, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, is foremost a writer of compassion.

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There is a large discussion in the world of poetry about how to proceed with the expanding legion of what are derisively called “Instagram poets,” as comers from all corners argue about whether or

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The challenge in reviewing a book of new and selected poems by a writer of Thomas Lynch’s caliber is that one might feel unequal to the task.

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“Seuss has created a technically exquisite, beautifully painful book.”

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Professor Denise Duhamel is a prolific poet and the author of several books.

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“Mphanza’s poetry is for sure African; it is also international, speaking to all continents and peoples. Good poetry transcends geographical borders.”

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Margaret Atwood is, at this moment in history, probably the most distinguished and most widely admired English-language writer who still hasn’t won the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Acclaimed poet Uche Nduka weaves a kind of simple intimacy into his collection, Facing You, opting for unsentimental sentimentality while also shattering any preconceived notions the reade

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The modern, post COVID feel of the word longing is different, isn’t it? A longing is now more than a want. Maybe even more than a need. Poet Natalie Shapero gets that.

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This low, lazy, fattening, and frustrating last year has been a bad one for society, but just fine for medication: cholesterol medication, blood pressure medication, anxiety medication.

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“seeing, feeling, remembering, transforming, articulating what was, what is, what could have been. If only.”

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Dear Ms. Schubert is an admirable addition to international literature, a gift to the English-speaking world . . .”

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“In Nobody, Oswald has managed to water-bend: she is the magician, and the reader is her entranced audience.”        

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