Brenda Hillman has never gone gentle into any good night. She’s been a firebrand, especially in the last two decades, flying to Washington D.C.
Linda Pastan’s new collection, A Dog Runs Through It, is about the poet’s ownership and lifetime admiration of dogs, not only as pets but also as friends and teachers.
Even the prose a poet writes is poetry; for sure, that is true about Henri Cole’s latest book, Orphic Paris. The book pretends to be prose, but it is poetry carved in paragraphs.
In We, the Almighty Fires, Anna Rose Welch proves yet again that sex and religion are always the best topics for poetry.
When I signed up to review Brown: Poems, I had no intimation that Kevin Young, the author of the poems, had lived in Topeka, Kansas, attended the local public schools, and took poetry less
Violent, erotic, dreamlike, and weird: words that only scratch the surface in attempting to describe The Absolute Gravedigger, by Vítěslav Nezval. Mr.
Richard Elman (1934–1997) was a major figure in literary circles of the latter part of the last century, a consequential presence in our culture’s “scene.” Known primarily as a novelist—for such no
“Readers will be moved by this carefully crafted collection. It is entirely new and innovative.”
“Ashbery’s work is an assemblage fashioned by a genius, and They Knew What They Wanted is a great tribute, an absolute treasure.”
Although Tuvia Ruebner—the 2007 winner of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Prize, 2008 winner of the Israel Prize, as well as Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Prize—is the author of 14 books of poetry in Hebrew
In his 1980 Nobel Lecture, Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz said that the poet’s true vocation is to contemplate Being.
The cover of Goat Songs is a goat, a giant goat staring at you with hypnotic eyes and a bulbous nose. It immediately evokes memories of the film the Men Who Stare at Goats.
Naomi Shihab Nye’s new collection of poetry offers inspiration and solace.
As one cannot truly categorize poet Clyde Sanborn (1948-1996), neither can one neatly classify this text about his life and writing.
“an exciting collection . . .”
At first glance, the author and the subject of this book seem mismatched. Singer, songwriter, bard, and Nobel Prize winner, Bob Dylan, is the subject.
“Each poem is an invitation to join the songs still playing in his head where reflection, nostalgia, and love are bound.”
“Thousands is an experimental confession that discards pedestrian forms to challenge the reader with unique, creative points of view to discover the writer within.
“Lynn Powell transforms experience and language itself into a revelation . . .”
“Never mind that his art is almost always sexually themed, frequently violent, and often flawed. It is nonetheless art.”
“Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.”
“we readers can be thankful for these beautiful poems of pain and healing by a writer who shares his life with great care . . .”
In the afterword of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s new collection of poems The Last Cigarette on Earth the poet intimates “I wrote these poems not so much out of a need to create but out of a need
“one of the most astounding poets of our age. . . . This kind of illumination . . . is what the work of poetry is truly about.”
“Sealey’s passions radiate and radiate through these poems.”