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Kaia Sand: interval

Dan Pinkerton Kaia Sand: intervalby Kaia SandEdge Books2004$10 Political poems tend to sag under the weight of their agendas. The…

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Hummock of Malookas

Will Grofic Matthew Rohrer’s debut collection, Hummock of Malookas, bristles with wonder and vitality. The straight and simple subject/verb sentences gives off…

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Full Moon on K Street

Wynn Yarbrough Poems about Washington, D.C.Edited by Kim RobertsPlan B Press in conjunction with Beltway Poetry Quarterly  One would not…

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Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (James review)

Sonja James Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (James review)by W.M. RiveraBrickHouse Books200120 W.M. Rivera is a poet with a distinctive…

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Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (Schwartz review)

Steve Schwartz It seems to me one useful polarity by which to sort poets might run from “realistic” to “idealistic.”…

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The Little Box

Will Grofic When my instructor Timothy Liu insisted I read Vasko Popa’s The Little Box (translations by Charles Simic), I dutifully looked…

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Apollonius of Rhodes: Jason & the Argonauts (translated by Aaron Poochigian)

Traci O’Dea Aaron Poochigian’s new translation of Apollonius of Rhodes’ Jason & the Argonauts demands to be read aloud—lines of perfect, unforced…

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Jessica Piazza: Interrobang

Traci O’Dea An interrobang is a little known punctuation mark that depicts a question mark and an exclamation point joined…

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The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems

Kristina Marie Darling The Pear as One Example: New and Selected Poems spans thirty-four years of acclaimed writer Eric Pankey’s literary…

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Oracle Figures

Jason Gray Eric Pankey’s new book, Oracle Figures, opens with an attempt at opening. The speaker of this, and of all…

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