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Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems

Charlotte Pence Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poemsby Robert WrigleyPenguin2006$20.00 The poet inclined to write about the family dog had…

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William Wright: Night Field Anecdote

Nick Ripatrazone William Wright: Night Field Anecdoteby Williiam WrightLouisiana Literature Press201114.95 William Wright’s other recent release, Bledsoe, is an extended narrative…

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One with Others by C.D. Wright

Carrie Meadows February was Black History Month, a fact that seemed to go largely unnoticed by folks in the news…

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The Ghost Narratives

Phebe Davidson The chapbook occupies an interesting place in American Poetry these days. It used to be the first refuge…

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Off the Fire Road

Haines Eason Off the Fire Roadby Greg WrennGreen Tower Press2008$7.00 Poet Greg Wrenn is classically attuned, but not in any…

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Boy Drinkers

Anna Ziegler It is no mistake that Terence Winch’s latest collection, Boy Drinkers, begins with a poem entitled “Comfort.” These lovely,…

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Every Riven Thing

John Poch Many readers may see Christian Wiman’s new poems only through the lens of death and dying once they know…

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Phoenix Rising: The Next Generation of American Formal Poets

John Poch Phoenix Rising: The Next Generation of American Formal Poetsby Ed., Sonny WilliamsTextos Books2004$20 The folks who say you…

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Anterooms

Abigail Licad Richard Wilbur seems an anomaly in today’s largely postmodern, elliptical, elegiac, multicultural poetical climate. His fidelity to structured…

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The Blue Dress

Karla Huston The Blue Dressby Alison TownsendWhite Pine Press2000$14.95 The dilemma with this book is that every time I start…

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