“rather than trying to escape the past, we must instead accept the fact that the past lives with us and within us, and therefore, like it or not, we move back and forth through it daily.”
“On Imagination” is the opening poem in Library of American’s African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. It was written by Phillis Wheatley in the mid-17th century.
“Becoming familiar with the Elizabethan language is not easy, but Edmondson and Wells have taken it to a new level with their detail and final explanations.”
“This is a very fast read, regardless of how one feels about the current administration.”
“this collection is transcendent in its authority and eternal power.”
“Kingsolver grants strong attention to personal memories and historical images. She also engages nature. Everyone will find poems to enjoy.”
“Nina Clements has created a family epic with characters who will haunt you for a lifetime. . .
“In Sloat’s peculiar genius, in Hotel Almighty, she sets out to prove that there is ‘more than one way to chase away misery’ and she has done it by crafting beautifully rendered po
Amit Majmudar, the first poet laureate of Ohio, brings a lot to the table: South Asian heritage, Hindu spirituality, immigration awareness, novel-writing praxis, and physician’s knowledge of radiol
“. . . the poems in Glamourous Life are stories, memorable stories to revisit and reconnect with.”
“Solie's poetry is as refreshing as are the words of lovers who meet for the first time and etch their hearts in the stone of the Caiplie caves.”
“Klink is a vatic poet, a seer not just of the body but of bodies in relationship to one another, bodies in relation to the natural world, to the universe both inner and outer.
“Sarah Pinder turns the mundane into the poetic sublime.”
Audubon’s Sparrow is a unique book, a biography in poems of John James Audubon’s wife Lucy Bakewell.
"Montale generates a new world of radiant objects and ideas in his long poetry career."
“The substance behind Shrapnel Maps is substantial and groundbreaking, and poet Philip Metres has created a compelling work within its covers that will bring a new view to everyone
The poems in A Sinking Ship Is Still a Ship are poetry as ode to the future of hidden, buried things, be they land, soon to be overcome by rising tides and disappeared, or memories of the
“We are all invited to dance through this volume of writings that celebrate still the music and those moments of being alive.”
“Ledger records Hirshfield’s most intimate sentiment as she navigates her surroundings, some of which are so profound that words cannot describe them.”
“Forché has created a compelling collection that teaches us how to harness sentiment within our natural and historical world.”
Thabile Makue’s sophomore collection, ‘mamaseko, explores intergenerational trauma through repetitive forms and turbulent language.
“A Nail the Evening Hangs On is fiery, trauma-stricken, tender, and complicated.
“If Battle Dress is any indication of what’s to come next from Skolfield, readers should expect yet another masterfully rhythmic, morally gut-punching, timeless book of poetry.”
“[the author’s] perceptions remain young and fresh and are as vibrant as any poet’s working today.”
“Mehrotra is a major poet expanding the possibilities of poetry in English.”