“an eminently readable, even compelling collection.”
“Will Alexander’s cascade of images, esoteric musings, Egyptology, scientific contemplations, astronomy, biology, historical injustices, and contemporary African politics swirl in this free
Maggie Smith’s poetry collection Goldenrod emerges from a place of stillness.
“Simonovis’ succinct work and powerful lexicon carry the painful images of the hyper-reality of a totalitarian regime.
What do you do when the world refuses to look at you, to really see you? When, still, your life is expendable if the smallest excuse for taking it can be conjured?
“the kind of poetry that can make a reader wince with delight.”
We were, all of us, at one time not alive, which makes it strange that we should wonder, so widely and so often, what it will be like to be not alive again.
“For Gervitz, Migrations is both a life’s work and a memory palace, a narrative pilgrimage through the lens of her own experience that is both alive and dead, both past and future.
From the first pages of The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself, Yrsa Daley-Ward lets us know that there is no right way to read this book.
Mai Der Vang’s second book of poems is a master work in hybridity and composition, a testament to the intersection of archival research and poetry.
“this densely rich book, which places Harrison among the pantheon of our best American poets, will make readers wish in the coming years that he could still send more poems
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.
“In Annals, Diane di Prima’s imagination is on fire and her memory is as precise as ice.
In Stone the Saints: Poems of an Igbo Son, Onuoha does not venture far from traditional literary resources to bring into focus the reality of the Igbo people and their role in the
“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 . .
“beauty, rhythm, insight, resonance.”
“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