The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: JENNY DRAI – :BODY WOLF:

[Facebook] splits at seams : instructions to reduce your look Avoid: just : these : five : food : no : exercise : miracle : fruit the other orchids posing that … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: MONICA McCLURE – MALA

  from Petocha Virginity is $$$ in a vintage velvet pouch Touch her if you can for virginity is no real but she is wanting to be touched   Not … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: DELPHINE BEDIENT – DOWN AND OUT ON A YACHT

DISASTER Men kept smiling at you today, but you felt like a disaster. You were an influenza epidemic, you were Hurricane Katrina, you were a four-car pileup, and there they … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: ROSS ROBBINS – ALL IN BLACK BLOOD MY LOVE WENT RIDING

See me taxidermied – a prom date after four wine coolers. Ooh la la! Such romance. You see me cross-sectioned, slit and pinned a science class earthworm. Point to my … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: CLEMENTINE VON RADICS – HOME

  It’s Just So Strange He used to love me, and now he’s just a stranger who happens to know all my secrets Clementine von Radics knows her way around … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: ASHLEY SPIRES – THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

  How does something become magnificent? One regular girl and her canine assistant work together to answer this question in Ashley Spires’ book, The Most Magnificent Thing (Kids Can Press). One … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

REVIEW: REBECCA BRIDGE & ISLA MCKETTA-CLEAR OUT THE STATIC IN YOUR ATTIC

  Confession time. I hate the blank page. As a writer, this poses a bit of a problem. Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea that I might … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: WILLY CLAFLIN-THE LITTLE MOOSE WHO COULDN’T GO TO SLEEP

 Far away in the Northern Piney Woods there lives a storyteller named Maynard Moose. Every full moon in the forest, the animals come from far and near to hear him … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: JEFF ALESSANDRELLI – THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST

Lately, I’ve been reading some poetry collections that feel as if they were written solely for the doctoral student. So many dollar words, when nickel and dime phrases would do … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

REVIEW: JEFFERY HECKER – INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ORGY

  I’ve admittedly never been to an orgy, so when I received this book in the mail, it tickled my interest. I figured it couldn’t hurt to know what to … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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