The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: ROBYN BATEMAN – DEAD AS (Bone Tax Press)

  I am baby-faced – I am baby-boned – I am the miracle of every death around me. I do not feel that the deaths of family members, a few familiar … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: PORTLAND POETRY SLAM – SO, WHAT? (Where Are You Press)

From “A Letter From My Well-Adjusted Adult Self (Whenever That Will Be) To My Current Mid-Twenties Self”  To get out of bed on a good day with depression, the ghost … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: SARAH BARTLETT – FREUD BLAH BLAH BLAH (Rye House Press)

  My body wants to meet your body in a dark alley and say things in Braille. When I leave notes on your pillow it’s supposed to be a gimmick. … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: KRISTINA MARIE DARLING – VOW

    We are made and unmade by those we love: expectant white backdrop against which shots are fired at a distance. In a world with a divorce rate north … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: LIZZIE LEE LENSON – THEATRE OF THE COW

From “Stadium” ….I am not diminished but rearranging how I see. In my head, I’m humming Foo Fighters’ “For All the Cows.” Both the song, and Lizzie Lee Lenson’s Theatre … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter To The Kid I Yelled At Yesterday When I Didn’t Get My Chicken Fast Enough

The author suspects that he might have a problem with his endless reserves of seething anger. This anger just bubbles, like those lazy volcanoes in Hawaii that always seem to … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: MOLLY GAUDRY – WILD THING

from “Fairy Tale” She was just beginning to get her wings back when she hit a rock and crashed headfirst into the cement. Molly Gaudry’s Wild Thing is here to remind us … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: JOANNA PENN COOPER – WHAT IS A DOMICLE

  from “Crown” In this photograph, I am a girl child. My thoughts come out in my hands and my hair. If only I could realize it. Be just the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: EMILY BLUDWORTH de BARRIOS – EXTRAORDINARY POWER

  “An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions,” Just be yourself is not such good advice. In that it presumes the self is a defined entity which one wishes … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Garage Of The Mind, or, Constantly Covered In Huff-able Substances

In the spirit of experiencing life as poetry, the author has decided to review things in his life that have nothing to do with literature or music in a segment tentatively called … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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