The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: GUNMETAL BLUE – JASON ALLEN (JANE’S BOY PRESS)

  Because I did not die in the log cabin where I was born I shoulder the Green Mountains everywhere I go, breathing best when the leaves turn to flame. … Continue reading

September 14, 2015

REVIEW: THE CRYING BUCK – DONNEY ROSE

I have been competing at the National Poetry Slam for almost ten years. During that time there are people who you see on a consistent basis and never hear any … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

REVIEW: IDEAL MACHINE – ASHLEY TOLIVER (POOR CLAUDIA)

Ideal Machine by Ashley Toliver in future rites I lay down on the operating table glassy and overdue The look and feel of these poems is something I love about … Continue reading

July 3, 2015

REVIEW: BACKCHANNEL – EMILY SKILLINGS (POOR CLAUDIA)

I untouch you and move headfirst into the couches of this unholy season I read. A lot. There are times I regret that. Say, if the person I’m seeing is … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

REVIEW: 24 HOURS – MATTHEW DICKMAN (ONE STAR PRESS / POOR CLAUDIA)

24 Hours by Matthew Dickman I went to my mother and asked her to stop talking. I went to my mother and asked if she would hold me. I went … Continue reading

June 26, 2015

REVIEW: NOTHING TO DO WITH ME – SARAH XERTA (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

  Nothing To Do With Me by Sarah Xerta “Poets are some of the emptiest people I know is a thought that just hit me from somewhere in the back … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

REVIEW: HERE COMES THE NEW JOY – JOHN BARRIOS (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

   I am hesitant to include quotes from the book in this review. Not that it is a bad book, completely the opposite actually. I had such fun reading the … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

REVIEW: An Electric Sheep Jumps to Greener Pasture – Tyler Atwood (University of Hell Press)

  the truth was a mirror the church led me to believe I discovered the impossibility of finding my reflection in  the pieces when it broke a single-parent household I … Continue reading

June 4, 2015

REVIEW: I Want Love So Great it Makes Nicholas Sparks Cream in His Pants – Calvero (University of Hell Press)

If you are looking for soft, pillow talk love poetry, this is not the collection for you. If you are looking for honest, real, hilarious, disgusting, uncomfortable,and fun truths, look … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

POWER OF POETRY #1: I’m Uncomfortable Too. – by Wil Gibson

  The first time I remember hearing the word “poetry” it came from a family member who was making fun of poets. How dumb they were for thinking their words … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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