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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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Review: Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust

Posted in August 22, 2015
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Vicki Hudson Paradise Drive Rebecca Foust Winston-Salem: Press 53 Softbound, 114 pp 978-1-941209-16-5 http://www.press53.com/Award_for_Poetry.html The titular poem in Rebecca Foust’s Paradise Drive richly envelopes the reader’s senses, beginning the submersion into Foust’s exquisite collection of sonnets. “Roses blooming straight through …

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Review: Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems 1980-2015 by Chana Bloch

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Charlotte Mandel Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems 1980-2015 Chana Bloch Autumn House Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015 Paper, 221 pp, $19.95 ISBN 978-1-938769-00-9 http://www.autumnhouse.org/product/swimming-in-the-rain-new-and-selected-poems-1980-2015-by-chana-bloch/ Chana Bloch’s new collection, titled Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems 1980-2015, …

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Review: Reckless Lovely by Martha Silano

Posted in April 6, 2015
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                      Lesley Wheeler Reckless Lovely Martha Silano Saturnalia Books, 2014 Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 978-0-9899797-1-9 http://www.saturnaliabooks.com/?q=node/81 I am currently teaching an undergraduate seminar on Mid-Twentieth-Century American Poetry, a course full …

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Review: Frozen Latitudes by Therése Halscheid

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Ann E. Michael, PQ Contributing Editor Frozen Latitudes Therése Halscheid Press 53, 2014 Paperback, 75 pp. $14.95 ISBN 978-1-941209-12-7 www.measurepress.com Therése Halscheid’s latest collection begins with the cold: “icy flakes” and “sentence after sentence moving    words/over the winter earth.” She …

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Review: Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman Glass Lyre Press Paper, 2015, 27 pages ISBN: 978-1-941783-02-3 http://www.glasslyrepress.com/catalogue.html Cindy Hochman knows what makes a memorable poem—fresh use of language and captivating imagery, of course, but equally so “that …

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Review: Lillie was a goddess, Lillie was a whore by Penelope Scambly Schott

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Therése Halscheid Lillie was a goddess, Lillie was a whore Penelope Scambly Schott Mayapple Press, 2013 Perfect bound, 85 pages ISBN: 978-1-936419-25-8 Purchase: Mayapple Press From a prone prostitute to a flower of purity—Penelope Scambly Schott examines all manner of …

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Review: Naked by Donnelle McGee

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Brian Fanelli, PQ Contributing Editor Naked Donnelle McGee Unbound Content Paperback, 110 pages ISBN-13: 978-1936373437 http://unboundcontent.com/naked-by-donnelle-mcgee/ In his manifesto “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” Langston Hughes defines blues and jazz as a “revolt against weariness in a white …

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Review: Divining the Prime Meridian by Carol Smallwood

Posted in April 6, 2015
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Nancy Means Wright Divining the Prime Meridian Carol Smallwood Word Poetry, 2015 Trade paper, 118 pages 978-1-62549-111-4 http://www.wordpoetrybooks.com/smallwood.html Poet Carol Smallwood knows how to tell the truth slant, as Emily Dickinson advised, with double meanings, like the prime meridian in …

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