The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: OFTEN GO AWRY – BRIAN S. ELLIS (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

Sam said the gas tank could go on for thirty miles after the gas light came on so I’m counting trying to count the miles but the mile markers often … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: BLOOD PERCUSSION – NATE MARSHALL (BUTTON POETRY / EXPLODING PINECONE PRESS)

Sprinkle my ashes across the north side of Chicago & the surrounding suburbs.   the south side has seen too many black boys become the end of a flame. “In … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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: OUR NUMBERED DAYS – NEIL HILBORN (BUTTON POETRY)

    To say I hate you would imply a world in which I kissed more than your stomach. Look, we’ve established that I’m a jerk, so let me say … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: CAVE – ZACHARY COSBY (BOTTLECAP PRESS)

“How do you make a person / stop living inside you,” may very well be the central question of Zachary Cosby’s chapbook, Cave (Bottlecap Press, 2015). The easiest way to … Continue reading

June 5, 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

REVIEW: When the Gardener Has Left – KIERAN COLLIER (EMERSON COLLEGE)

  “She told me that she bought the ring in San Francisco at an outdoor market. I like to imagine she was watching the Pacific hold the coast the same … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW – THE BONES OF US – J. BRADLEY AND ADAM SCOTT MAZER (YESYES BOOKS)

“The Bones of Us” is part poetry collection, part graphic novel, and all well done. J Bradley and Adam Scott Mazer have given us something we can appreciate from a … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: STEVIE EDWARDS – HUMANLY (SMALL DOGGIES PRESS)

    If I string the night between two fence posts, one side heaven and one side hell, if I stand in the middle of the field with a bottle … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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