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Review: Radioland by Lesley Wheeler

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael PQ Contributing Editor Radioland Lesley Wheeler Barrow Street Books, 2015 Paperback, 74 pp $16.95 ISBN 978-0-9893296-8-2 http://barrowstreet.org/press/book/radioland-lesley-wheeler/ The parent-child relationship, in an ideal world, could be open to generous renegotiation—fluid, adaptable—as parents age and their children become …

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Review: Sad Math by Sarah Freligh

Posted in November 18, 2015
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                      Carrie L. Krucinski Sad Math Sarah Freligh Moon City Press Perfect Binding, 70 pages ISBN: 978-0-913785-64-5 http://mooncitypress.com/2015/08/sad-math-by-sara-freligh-winner-of-the-2014-moon-city-poetry-prize/ One of the most important jobs for a poet is to tell …

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Review: Mendeleev

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Arthur McMaster Mendeleev’s Mandala Jessica Goodfellow Mayapple Press, 2015 Paper, 100 pages, $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-936419-49=1 http://mayapplepress.com/mendeleevs-mandala-jessica-goodfellow/ We know from the first few lines, from the poet’s first remarkable observations, that this is not your grandad’s book of verse. “The Problem …

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Review: Becoming the Sound of Bees by Marc Vincenz

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Matt Hill Becoming the Sound of Bees Marc Vincenz Ampersand Books Paperback, Perfect Bound, 112 pages ISBN: 978-09861370-0-6 http://ampersand-books.com/product/becoming-the-sound-of-bees/                                 we listened for the sound of bees & hearing nothing but the wind boxing the panes we began to hum …

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Review: Drawing Down the Moon by Allison Creighton

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Shauna Osborn PQ Contributing Editor Drawing Down the Moon Allison Creighton Turning Point Books, 2015 84 pages ISBN: 9781625491312 http://www.turningpointbooks.com/creighton.html Typically when one sees the phrase “drawing down the moon,” it is involved in discussions of magical spells, pagan rituals, …

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Review: if you turn around I will turn around by Ben Clark

Posted in November 18, 2015
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                      Jacob Victorine if you turn around I will turn around Ben Clark Thoughtcrime Press Paperback perfect bound, 64 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9887167-1-1 http://thoughtcrimepress.com/?portfolio=if-you-turn-around-i-will-turn-around-by-ben-clark-2015 In if you turn around I will …

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Review: Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser by Luisa Igloria

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael PQ Contributing Editor Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser Luisa Igloria Utah State University Press, 2014 paperback, 74 pp $16.95 ISBN 978-0-87421-968-5 http://www.upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/2393-ode-to-the-heart-smaller-than-a-pencil-eraser In his introduction to Luisa Igloria’s Ode to the Heart Smaller …

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Review: In Memory of Brilliance & Value by Michael Robins

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael, PQ Contributing Editor In Memory of Brilliance & Value Michael Robins Saturnalia Books, 2015 paperback, 65 pp. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-9915454-8-3 www.saturnaliabooks.com When encountering couplets on the page, readers tend to expect the lyrical rather than the narrative. …

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Review: Scienza Nuova by Carrie Hunter

Posted in August 22, 2015
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Elizabeth Kate Switaj Scienza Nuova Carrie Hunter little red leaves textile edition, 2014 Stitched Cloth Cover, 20 pages http://www.textileseries.com/shop/scienza-nuova-by-carrie-hunter When I read Carrie Hunter’s Scienza Nuova, I feel as though I am hearing the voice of the little girl from …

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Review: Hominid Up by Neil Shepard

Posted in August 22, 2015
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Brian Fanelli Hominid Up Neil Shepard Salmon Poetry Paperback, 86 pages ISBN: 978-1-908836-95-3 http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=350&a=266 In some ways, Neil Shepard’s sixth book of poems, Hominid Up, feels representative of his body of work to date, in that the book contains a …

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