Author: Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

EVOLUTION OF TPQ

We are working not only to continue to provide quality reviews, but to expand and produce more original content/columns. In order to do so, it’s time for us to take a small hiatus to prepare for the next step in our evolution. 

REVIEW: BLOODWARM – TAYLOR BYAS (VARIANT LIT)

Bloodwarm has the ability to turn heads, create conversation, and lead you toward change.

REVIEW: DOPPLEGANGBANGER – CORTNEY LAMAR CHARLESTON (HAYMARKET BOOKS)

Because it’s not easy to discover your voice or yourself inside a world that doesn’t love you – or at least doesn’t love you back.

CHAPBOOK CONTEST: SUBMISSIONS OPEN!

CHAPBOOK CONTEST: SUBMISSIONS OPEN!

Submit your chapbook manuscripts to The Poetry Question! Guest Judges: Sofia Fey & Chris L. Butler.

REVIEW: WE ARE ALL SOMEBODY: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY WRITTEN BY STREET CHILDREN GLOBALLY (FLY ON THE WALL PRESS)

REVIEW: WE ARE ALL SOMEBODY: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY WRITTEN BY STREET CHILDREN GLOBALLY (FLY ON THE WALL PRESS)

These are the voices and verses of street children. Their stories of hardship and trauma, their dreams and hopes. 

REVIEW: GIRLS LIKE US – ELIZABETH HAZEN (ALAN SQUIRE PUBLISHING)

REVIEW: GIRLS LIKE US – ELIZABETH HAZEN (ALAN SQUIRE PUBLISHING)

Hazen has an acute ability to make a reader feel many unwanted things. Like recollection. Like commiseration. Like retroactive fear.

REVIEW: GHOST IN A BLACK GIRL’S THROAT – KHALISA RAE (RED HEN PRESS)

REVIEW: GHOST IN A BLACK GIRL’S THROAT – KHALISA RAE (RED HEN PRESS)

This is a rally cry for self-hood. For respect. For dreams once had that can be had again. This is written to give voice to the timid, a path to the promise of never again escaping the you who you always thought you could be.

REVIEW: BY BUS – ERICA VAN HORN (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

REVIEW: BY BUS – ERICA VAN HORN (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

You find yourself next to the man licking the eczema on his arm, or next to the singing bus driver.  Some of the people you meet on the bus will be lovely; others will be objectionable.

REVIEW: MUCH LEFT UNSAID – FINOLA SCOTT (RED SQUIRREL PRESS) – REV. BY MARIE ISABEL MATTHEWS-SCHLINZIG

REVIEW: MUCH LEFT UNSAID – FINOLA SCOTT (RED SQUIRREL PRESS)

Again and again, the poems invite us to follow them into landscapes familiar and foreign, present and past, and observe their colours, textures, atmosphere

#TPQ5: KDK

#TPQ5: KDK
What will KDK include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK
What will Tyler Pennock include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: DAMIAN WARD HEY

#TPQ5: DAMIAN WARD
What will Damian Ward include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: POETIC JUSTICE

POETRY IN CINEMA: POETIC JUSTICE

It is Angelou’s poetry we hear in Justice’s voice, how she is trying to make good choices in a world where bad choices are sometimes the only choice.  – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: MAGGS VIBO

#TPQ5: MAGGS VIBO
What’s Maggs Vibo included in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: ALICE CURLEY

#TPQ5: ALICE CURLEY
What will Alice Curley include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: EVAN WILLIAMS

#TPQ5: EVAN WILLIAMS
What will Evan Williams include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: WALE AYINLA

#TPQ5: WALE AYINLA
What will Wale Ayinla include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POWER OF POETRY #128: JANE ROSENBERG LAFORGE

POWER OF POETRY #128: JANE ROSENBERG LAFORGE

Our classmates were the children of rock stars, writers, critics,visual artists, film editors and movie executives. But everyone in the neighborhood seemed famous to us, just for having been there.

#TPQ5: MIKE HICKMAN

#TPQ5: MIKE HICKMAN
What will Mike Hickman include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: HALLE PRENETA

#TPQ5: HALLE PRENETA
What will Halle Preneta include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: KATRINA LIPPOLIS

#TPQ5: KATRINA LIPPOLIS
What will Katrina Lippolis include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: JADE HURTER

#TPQ5: JADE HURTER
What will Jade Hurter include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: ERICA ABBOTT

#TPQ5: ERICA ABBOTT
What will Erica Abbott include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: DON’T FORGET YOU ARE STARDUST

POETRY IN CINEMA: DON’T FORGET YOU ARE STARDUST

The poem uses the image of glaciers and deserts merging through time, and as the poem moves the lovers disappear. The land will still continue after the lovers have gone.

#TPQ5: CARSON SANDELL

#TPQ5: CARSON SANDELL
What will Carson Sandell include inside in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: I’LL FLY AWAY – RUDY FRANCISCO (BUTTON POETRY)

REVIEW: I’LL FLY AWAY – RUDY FRANCISCO (BUTTON POETRY)

What Rudy Francisco has done in I’ll Fly Away (Button Poetry) is to build a language where one did not exist. Place letters in front of letters to create new emotions, new meanings. It’s guterall. These are new words needed in these new times to help somehow coalesce these ancient feelings.

REVIEW: GHOST FACE – GREG SANTOS (DC BOOKS)

REVIEW: GHOST FACE – GREG SANTOS (DC BOOKS)
But if who we are is a combination of our past and present, environmental and biological, how can we really know ourselves if we don’t look?

#TPQ5: SAMUEL ADEYEMI

#TPQ5: SAMUEL ADEYEMI
What will Samuel Adeyemi include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

POETRY IN CINEMA: YOU WERE LOST AND GONE FOREVER, OH MY DARLING

Their flaws are immediate; “I’m a vindictive little bitch truth be told” she tells him. While he ruminates that he falls in love with anyone who gives him attention. – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: GAIA RAJAN

#TPQ5: GAIA RAJAN
What will Gaia Rajan include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!
@gaia_writes ‪@Nic_Sealey ‬ ‪@fannychoir ‬ ‪@carmenmmachado ‬ ‪@mfernandespoet ‬

REVIEW: MOTH FUNERALS – GAIA RAJAN (GLASS POETRY PRESS)

REVIEW: MOTH FUNERALS – GAIA RAJAN (GLASS POETRY PRESS)

It’s innocence in a sense because while we all have to grow up, but it’s still okay and sad and happy and other adjectives. But to be Blackbird, or a lonely doll in a fancy dollhouse, or be “ball-gowned, butcher knifed” would be a story to be told.

#TPQ5: RILEY DANVERS

#TPQ5: RILEY DANVERS
What will Riley Danvers include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS – JULIAN DAY (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)

REVIEW: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS – JULIAN DAY (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)

Yes, it really is just a ravine, but Day shares the significance of the place, the things that happened there. Place of sport and suicide. Place of celebration.

REVIEW: FOEVERHAUS – KAILEY TEDESCO (WHITE STAG PUBLISHING)

REVIEW: FOEVERHAUS – KAILEY TEDESCO (WHITE STAG PUBLISHING) – review by Kristin Garth

There is a candy-coated communion of saints inside these poems that encapsulates the terror of treats of childhood.  A “peppermint Jesus” and “cinnamon virgin” cohabitate in these pages with the Bloody Mary.

#TPQ5: DAVID HANLON

#TPQ5: DAVID HANLON
What will David Hanlon include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY IN CINEMA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

The long drawn out arguments over life and death, over decisions of who to love – are almost meaningless in the ‘heat of the moment’ and when faced with imminent destruction.

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

it is of value, why try to fix the other parts, “…make them/more normal”? Would it be better to embrace the body in its natural state? – Martha Warren

#TPQ5: STEVEN ALEXANDER COUSLER

#TPQ5: STEVEN ALEXANDER COUSLER
What will Steven Alexander Cousler include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: IMPERMANENCE – COLIN BANCROFT (MAYTREE PRESS)

REVIEW: IMPERMANENCE – COLIN BANCROFT (MAYTREE PRESS)

When relationships end, or flowers wither, or family passes away, we hold onto whatever we feel will give us some type of permanence, but in the end, no matter how hard we try, everything dies. Everything ends. But if we accept the beauty of the process, we can carry each moment with us until we ourselves are no more.

POWER OF POETRY #127: ANNE FRICKE

POWER OF POETRY #127: ANNE FRICKE

Sometimes the moments are tense, and the uncomfortable stretching and growing of the audience are palpable. Other times, the open-hearted connections embrace the poet with unshakable support.

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

POETRY IN CINEMA: THESE HUMANS ARE EXTRAS, EXTRA HUMANS

However, there may well be a responsibility in the storyteller to carry the world’s stories. As Wings of Desire shows who bares witness makes all the difference to the end of the story. – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: KATE (8) VAN PETTEN

#TPQ5: KATE (8) VAN PETTEN
What will Kate (8) Van Petten include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: WAYS WE VANISH – TODD DILLARD (OKAY DONKEY PRESS)

REVIEW: WAYS WE VANISH – TODD DILLARD (OKAY DONKEY PRESS)

We are the hopes and dreams of those who would not live to see us get there – because death, and not for any other reason; however, those times where new life beckons as old life waves goodbye can bring light enough to brighten the sky to an otherwise desolate moment.

REVIEW: ELECTRIC SARCASM – DIMITRA IOANNOU (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

REVIEW: ELECTRIC SARCASM – DIMITRA IOANNOU (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE)

Electric Sarcasm is an elegy faithful to the Greek root of the word; a lament for Greece, a country so important for its ancient ruins, facing financial ruin.

#TPQ5: COLLIN JONES

#TPQ5: COLLIN JONES
What will Collin Jones include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: NEW DISEASE STREETS – DAVID O’NAN (SELF-PUBLISHED)

REVIEW: NEW DISEASE STREETS – DAVID O’NAN (SELF-PUBLISHED)

New Disease Streets isn’t going to calm your senses or negate your fears about the current state of the world, but it will remind you that even when all the stars are punched from the sky, there will continue to be a guiding light – even if it’s only peeking through holes in your quilt.

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

REVIEW: WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND – TORRIN A. GREATHOUSE (MILKWEED EDITIONS)

Her poems don’t just show the reader these issues, they pull the reader into them, making them wear them like a skin.

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK

#TPQ5: TYLER PENNOCK
What will Tyler Pennock include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: JORY MICKELSON

#TPQ5: JORY MICKELSON
What will Jory Mickelson include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: AT FIRST & THEN – DANIELLE ROSE (BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS)

REVIEW: AT FIRST & THEN – DANIELLE ROSE (BLACK LAWRENCE PRESS)

if Rose decided to give a craft talk on titles alone, I would slam my fist, fanning with twenties, on the table and scream, “Here, take my money!” – Lannie Stabile

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT’S NOT AN EASY THING TO MEET YOUR MAKER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week I tackle the poetry in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and specifically the use of William Blake’s poem, America: A Prophecy.

REVIEW: LIFE IN SPACE – GALINA RYMBU ( TR. JOAN BROOKS) (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE/AFTER HOURS EDITIONS)

REVIEW: LIFE IN SPACE – GALINA RYMBU ( TR. JOAN BROOKS) (UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE/AFTER HOURS EDITIONS)

Sex is set against a backdrop of war and politics, so devoid of emotion and joy you can “count the bites and hickeys from dead lovers.” 

#TPQ5: ALLISON BIRD TREACY

#TPQ5: ALLISON BIRD TREACY
What will Allison Bird Treacy include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: THE TALE OF TURKISH CARPET – JACQUELINE SAPHRA (BAD BETTY PRESS)

REVIEW: THE TALE OF TURKISH CARPET – JACQUELINE SAPHRA (BAD BETTY PRESS)

The poem is a great tale of how we ‘interpret’ other people’s lives when we go to other’s cultures and yet might forget the constraints on our own, thinking them normal. Until – it all gets too much. 

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT DOESN’T REALLY RHYME THOUGH

POETRY IN CINEMA: IT DOESN’T REALLY RHYME THOUGH

Maybe because Paterson stands for more then the poet, he stands for the poetry of a place, the breath, a name, a location inspiring the life that poetry can give a person’s mind. – Jessica Mookherjee

#TPQ5: LINDSEY HEATHERLY

#TPQ5: LINDSEY HEATHERLY
What will Lindsey Heatherly include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: ROBIN McNAMARA

#TPQ5: ROBIN McNAMARA
What will Robin McNamara include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: SHAWN BERMAN

#TPQ5: SHAWN BERMAN
What will Shawn Berman include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

POETRY & CINEMA: MISTAH KURTZ – HE DEAD – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY & CINEMA: MISTAH KURTZ – HE DEAD – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

Elliot and Coppola, both modernist poets, do the age old job of the poet, to tell tales of war and the heroes of war. They do it, like Kurtz, with awareness of poetry, with images of beauty.

REVIEW: TO FALL FABLE – ALICE WICKENDEN (VARIANT LIT)

REVIEW: TO FALL FABLE – ALICE WICKENDEN (VARIANT LIT)
It’s all the obstacles in the way of self-discovery. It’s the fantasy of the moment. It’s the newness of everything. It’s doing something that might change your life, and should. Just not sure how.

**PRE-ORDER SCRAP BY VAN G. GARRETT**

**PRE-ORDER SCRAP BY VAN G. GARRETT**
Each page hits with another jab that both takes the wind out of you and inspires you to persevere, and in this way mirrors everyday life itself. These words are needed by all of us fighting to survive day-to-day.” – Jason Crawford

#TPQ5: PAULINE ROWE

Half-light Collected Poems of Frank Bidart Because it contains all the work to date of one of the most important current American poets. Bidart is a genius and his difficult, dark work of existential struggle rewarding to any serious reader of poetry. Paul Farley He is true to his working

POWER OF POETRY #125: THE POWER & RISE OF UNDERGROUND VOICES – Mbizo CHIRASHA

POWER OF POETRY #125: THE POWER & RISE OF UNDERGROUND VOICES – Mbizo CHIRASHA

“From the time of our birthing to these days of maturation, we are all shaped, serenaded and entertained by sweet ancient lullabies, drum beat throbs and early morning birdsongs.”

#TPQ5: TOMMYE BLOUNT

#TPQ5: TOMMYE BLOUNT
What will Tommye Blount include in today’s #TPQ5? Find it inside!

REVIEW: F LETTER – GALINA RYMBU, EUGENE OSTASHEVSKY, AINSLEY MORSE, EDS. (Isolarii)

REVIEW: F LETTER – GALINA RYMBU, EUGENE OSTASHEVSKY, AINSLEY MORSE, EDS. (Isolarii)

Am I a poet or a poetess? Do I need to embrace a male style of writing, of interest, of canon, or someone else’s definition of radical feminist poetry?

#TPQ5: KARI FLICKINGER

#TPQ5: KARI FLICKINGER
What will Kari Flickinger include in today’s #TPQ5? Find it inside?

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY & CINEMA #2: ANYWAY… TEENAGE STUFF FOREVER – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

This week it’s Charlie Kaufman’s (writer of Being John Malkovitch) difficult, angsty, psychological horror film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” and a cool, young, and defiant Canadian poet, Eva HD’s poem “Bonedog”. 

REVIEW: THE CANDLELIGHT MASTER – MICHAEL LONGLEY (WAKE FOREST PRESS)

REVIEW: THE CANDLELIGHT MASTER – MICHAEL LONGLEY (WAKE FOREST PRESS)

“This is a collection about the power of aging. He shows us how the lives of old poets companion us on our journey….” – Jessica Mookherjee

REVIEW: THE CARTOON DIARIES – DAVID O’NAN (SELF-PUBLISHED)

REVIEW: THE CARTOON DIARIES – DAVID O’NAN (SELF-PUBLISHED)
This collection acts as a roadmap through the never ending cacophony – the voices, the fears, the Gods, and the everlasting sense that if you were to slow down for one moment you may never start again.

#TPQ5: LINDSAY ILLICH

#TPQ5: LINDSAY ILLICH
What will Lindsay Illich include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: THE GULL AND THE BELL TOWER – KARI FLICKINGER (FEMME SALVÈ BOOKS/ANIMAL HEART PRESS)

REVIEW: THE GULL AND THE BELL TOWER – KARI FLICKINGER (FEMME SALVÈ BOOKS/ANIMAL HEART PRESS)

We never really escape our own disasters. In fact, “owning them is an irredeemable trait”. It’s unsettling, it’s frightening, but it does turn glass to stone. It does, however, create beauty.

REVIEW: STORAGE UNIT FOR THE SPIRIT HOUSE – MAW SHEIN WIN (OMNIDAWN)

REVIEW: STORAGE UNIT FOR THE SPIRIT HOUSE – MAW SHEIN WIN (OMNIDAWN)

A storage unit is inevitably a reduction of life’s expansive possibilities. It is by nature a place of pause, a place of restrictions on the field of associations.

POETRY IN CINEMA: INTERSTELLAR AND DYLAN THOMAS – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

POETRY IN CINEMA – JESSICA MOOKHERJEE

How does Poetry fit into the world of Cinema? Each week, Jessica Mookherjee will dive into a new poem and movie to let us know.

#TPQ5: ISSAM ZINEH

#TPQ5: ISSAM ZINEH
What will Issan Zineh include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: KATHY DAVIS

#TPQ5: KATHY DAVIS
What will Kathy Davis include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: TRAVELOGUE – PAIGE MELIN (GHOST CITY PRESS)

REVIEW: TRAVELOGUE – PAIGE MELIN (GHOST CITY PRESS)
“….she recognizes that she no longer has complete agency, having surrendered to her travels: “nothing will pull me / from this trajectory”, she writes, “not even its own / destruction”.

#TPQ5: JESUS GARAY

#TPQ5: JESUS GARAY
What will Jesus Garay include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: SEEDLING – ALANA SALTZ (MAVERICK DUCK PRESS)

REVIEW: SEEDLING – ALANA SALTZ (MAVERICK DUCK PRESS)

So if our memories are selective, and somewhat inaccurate, how do we keep those we loved with us after they’re gone? 

#TPQ5: AIM HALLE GATELY

#TPQ5: AIM HALLE GATELY
What will Aim Halle Gately include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: JESS COSTELLO

#TPQ5: JESS COSTELLO
What will Jess Costello include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: AMNESIA – HAL Y. ZHANG (NEWFOUND)

REVIEW: AMNESIA – HAL Y. ZHANG (Newfound)

The pressures of assimilation run deep. To what extent do we forget our mother tongues when we immigrate to a new country? How much of ourselves, our culture, our language, can we retain?

#TPQ5: ROY VORAGEN

#TPQ5: ROY VORAGEN
What will Roy Voragen include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: AMANDA HOLIDAY

#TPQ5: AMANDA HOLIDAY
What will Amanda Holiday include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LA BELLE AJAR – ERNESTO CEPEDA (CLASH BOOKS)

REVIEW: LA BELLE AJAR – ERNESTO CEPEDA (CLASH BOOKS)

A revitalized love story for an upended generation. Cepeda brings beauty to the parts of us we fear the most: desires, sex, love, guilt, self.

PRE-ORDER: THE SYNONYM TABLES – JENNIFER ROCHE

The Synonym Tables – Jennifer Roche

Roche takes a linguistic approach to poetry by looking at the history of words and comparing their synonyms. The reader can not help but be an active participant when trying to make sense of the often found disparity between words and their interpretations from the past to the present. You might find yourself making an argument for such a dramatic shift in the tables or determine that there is inherent prejudice in the diction itself. This ambiguity of the comparison is the strength of The Synonym Tables; it truly proffers thought.

—Tyler Pufpaff, Author of A Quarter Life

#TPQ5: BOLA C. KING-RUSHING

Ursula K. LeGuin I grew up immersed in sci-fi and fantasy, and I’ve seen all kinds of worlds; LeGuin’s have always been the most imaginative and engaging. Octavia Butler Butler makes *character* the central part of her characters. They are intensely personal, believable, and relatable. Piers Anthony As a youngster

REVIEW: VENUS IN PINK MARBLE – GAYNOR KANE (HEDGEHOG PRESS)

REVIEW: VENUS IN PINK MARBLE – GAYNOR KANE (HEDGEHOG PRESS)

This is a collection that moves around the themes of love, lust, futility and desire and the search for a self through these conflicts of empire and colonialism.

#TPQ5: FRANCESCA GARDNER

#TPQ5: FRANCESCA GARDNER
What will Francesca Gardener include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: JUNPEI TARASHI

#TPQ5: JUNPEI TARASHI
What will Junpei Tarashi include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: ALCHEMY OF LOVE – SOPHIE FOUCHER (SELF-PUBLISHED)

REVIEW: ALCHEMY OF LOVE – SOPHIE FOUCHER (SELF-PUBLISHED):

In simple lines of pure feeling these ‘30 poems and dreams about love’ challenge us to leave our troubles behind and enter Foucher’s vision of equanimity. 

Review by Jane Berg

REVIEW: PITH – TRACY FUAD (NEWFOUND)

REVIEW: PITH – TRACY FUAD (NEWFOUND PRESS)

Day-after-day, emails – I get it. And for the rest of the day, I wondered where God fit into all this technologyand war of scorched earth?

Review by Martha Warren

REVIEW: NO SAINTS – KEANA AGUILA LABRA (LAZY ADVENTURER PUBLISHING)

REVIEW: NO SAINTS – KEANA AGUILA LABRA (LAZY ADVENTURER PUBLISHING):
Maybe the hard, unyielding material is not mankind’s intolerance of what is other, as we have always thought.

Review by Lannie Stabile.

#TPQ5: I.S. JONES

#TPQ5: I.S. JONES
What will I.S. Jones include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

#TPQ5: RACHEL SMALL

TPQ5: RACHEL SMALL
What will Rachel Small include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

REVIEW: LOST LAGOON/LOST IN THOUGHT – BETSY WARLAND (CAITLIN PRESS)

REVIEW: LOST LAGOON/LOST IN THOUGHT – BETSY WARLAND

Thoughtful and contemplative, the writing captures the seasons of nature, the sounds and rhythms of the lagoon, and I wonder whether especially now, in times of uncertainty and fear, more of us should make time to be quiet

Review by Martha Warren

#TPQ5: ARIEL N. BANAYAN

#TPQ5: ARIEL N. BANAYAN
What will Ariel N. Banayan include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@tiesto_eliot

REVIEW: LET’S PHOTOGRAPH GIRLS ENJOYING LIFE – JASMINE GRAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)

REVIEW: LET’S PHOTOGRAPH GIRLS ENJOYING LIFE – JASMINE GRAY (BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS)​

This small poetry collection hits hard, it makes us voyeur and complicit in the diminishment of what gender and sex are.

Rev by @jessmkrjy

#TPQ5: DAVID HARRISON HORTON

#TPQ5: DAVID HARRISON HORTON
What will David Harrison Horton include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@unionherald

#TPQ5: GODEFROY DRONSART

#TPQ5: GODEFROY DRONSART
What will Goddfroy Dronsart include in today’s #TPQ5? Find out inside!

@chozotull

REVIEW: CAPABLE MONSTERS – MARLIN M. JENKINS (BULL CITY PRESS)

REVIEW: CAPABLE MONSTERS – MARLIN M. JENKINS (BULL CITY PRESS)

What I’ve learned is that sometimes you need to crawl within your shell to gain the power to face the rest of the world, and sometimes you need a Mewtwo to get you there.