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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: Deviants by Peter Kline

Posted in October 11, 2014
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by Shauna Osborn, Contributing Editor Deviants Peter Kline Stephen F Austin State University Press Paperback, 64 pages 9781622880294 http://www.tamupress.com/product/Deviants,7630.aspx “Deviant behavior is an unwillingness or inability to comply with societal rules of conduct; its inherent condition is one of alienation …

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Review: Book of Asters by Sally Rosen Kindred

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Sherry Chandler Book of Asters Sally Rosen Kindred Mayapple Press, 2014 Paperback, 62 pages  ISBN: 978-1-936419-34-0   http://mayapplepress.com/book-of-asters-sally-rosen-kindred/ From asters to zinnias, Sally Rosen Kindred speaks a new language of the flowers with a vocabulary taken from the Asteracea, the aster …

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Review: Eye to Eye with Maria Terrone

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Dawn Leas, PQ Contributing Editor Eye to Eye Maria Terrone Bordighera Press Perfect Binding, 115 pages ISBN: 978-1-59954-070-2 http://www.bordigherapress.org/OrderBooks.html In March, I had the opportunity to briefly meet Sara Michas-Martin whose book I later reviewed for the spring issue of …

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Review: This Visit by Susan Lewis

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Mary Kasimor This Visit Susan Lewis BlazeVOX Paperback, 104 pages 978-1-60964-169-6 http://www.blazevox.org/index.php/Shop/new-releases/this-visit-by-susan-lewis-384/ In Susan Lewis’ latest collection of poetry, This Visit, she informs the reader of the paradox of being alive in the poem, “Severence:” “the world too beautiful/despite these …

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Review: Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Lesley Wheeler Winter Patricia Fargnoli Hobblebush Books, 2013 Paper, 88 pages ISBN 978-1-939449-01-6 http://www.hobblebush.com/pages/Winter.html Poets often claim they don’t imagine particular audiences when they write. Sometimes the same writers, however, define their poetry as an act of communication. I worry …

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Review: Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Our Andromeda Brenda Shaughnessy Copper Canyon Press Paper, 131 pages, $16 ISBN: 978-1-55659-410-6 https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/pages/browse/book.asp?bg={D94EFFCA-8152-4F02-96E6-7C795F596CE3} Is the human heart artless?  Surely some must be. Well, not mine or yours, of course, given that you are reading …

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Review: MILK by Natasha Marin

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Elizabeth Switaj, PQ Social Media Editor MILK Natasha Marin Minor Arcana Press, 2014 70 pages, E-book ISBN: 978-0-991259618 http://www.milkebook.com/  Milk as metonymy for motherhood is nothing new in poetry, but in her collection, MILK, Natasha Marin makes it new. Milk …

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