#TPQ5: HOKIS

Hymn DNA – Annah Anti-Palindrome

The lyrical trickery and precision causes me to faint.

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One Book – Amanda Lovelace

It was the first book of poetry I read that made me think “I might be a poet.”

Composition of a Woman Book – Christine E. Ray

What biology major with a strong feminine spine wouldn’t love a book of poetry categorized by body systems?

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry’s pen is inked with the tears of the Earth’s soil. That’s why.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? The Castro Poems of Karl Tierney

This book reminds me of the story that shaped me during the malleable stage of adolescence – the AIDS crisis. It was during this time I formed an opinion of leadership; immoral leaders/presidents exist and intentionally cause tremendous suffering.


Hokis is founder & senior editor of Headline Poetry and a regular contributor for Reclamation Magazine. Her recent work is also found with Nymphs, Caustic Frolic, Paragon Press, and in the Indie Blu(e) Anthology: SMITTEN. You can find her @hokispoetry on tw | in | fb.

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