“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.”
“A joyous anthem that calls out to everyone to sing out for peace, Peace Train invites all to grab their express ticket and get on board to create worldwide unity.”
City Lights Books founding poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and poet Michael McClure both died this past year, McClure at 87, Ferlinghetti was 104.
The history of Russia in the 21st century has been almost as tumultuous as its 20th century history.
“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.
There are two books folded inside one another in Adrienne Su’s Peach State. One is a cookbook. The other is a photo album. Neither has recipes. Neither has images.
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
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.
“Seuss has created a technically exquisite, beautifully painful book.”
Professor Denise Duhamel is a prolific poet and the author of several books.
“Mphanza’s poetry is for sure African; it is also international, speaking to all continents and peoples. Good poetry transcends geographical borders.”
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.
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
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.