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Consolation Miracle

John Poch Remember that scene from The Jerk where Steve Martin’s character is bankrupt and forced to leave his plush California estate?…

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Femme Au Chapeau

Barbara Crooker One of the things I’ve been observing recently is that poets no longer seem to be constrained by…

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The Mystery of Max Schmitt: Poems on the Life and Work of Thomas Eakins

Karla Huston Thomas Eakins, a native of 19th Century Philadelphia and fairly true to his city (he studied abroad only…

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Ballistics: Poems

Michele Balze Ballistics: Poemsby Billy CollinsRandom House201015 The dirty little secret about Billy Collins’ poetry is it is hilarious.  I…

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My Father on a Bicycle

Todd Davis Chanting the names of friends long past, of landscapes and the living things that sustain them, Patricia Clark…

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The Far Republics: Christopher Buckley

Ryan Guth All of us, after a certain age – poets included – feel the need to take a backward…

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Give Over, Graymalkin by Gaylord Brewer

Joshua Mensch Reading Give Over, Graymalkin, Gaylord Brewer’s eighth collection of poetry, one has the sense of being led into another…

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Dan Brady: Strange Children

Frances Mac How do we survive trauma? In times of crisis, from where do we pull strength and build hope?…

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The Night Abraham Called to the Stars

Joyce S. Brown Robert Bly’s latest collection of poetry, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, is the work of an…

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Lovely, Rasberry

Reviewed by Micah Mattix Lovely, Rasberryby Aaron BelzPersea Books, New York2010 The Comedic Effect A number of poets and critics,…

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