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Category Archives: Poetry

What’s Written on the Body by Peter Pereira

  I have always been fascinated with the body and the medical field. What’s Written on the Body was not my intended book to review, but the title called out to me. Just the thought of writing poetry from a … Continue reading

Paisley Rekdal: Animal Eye

Animal Eye is the fourth collection from American poet Paisley Rekdal. As the title suggests, these poems frequently draw upon animals as conceits in order to make complex statements about life and love. This is some of the most thematically … Continue reading

Sour Grapes by William Carlos Williams

     I stumbled across Sour Grapes by William Carlos Williams when reading through several books of poetry. Published in 1921, this books features some of Williams’ earlier writings which I find were different then most poems that I have read. Common themes that were presented throughout the novel was the use of nature images […]

Sour Grapes by William Carlos Williams

     I stumbled across Sour Grapes by William Carlos Williams when reading through several books of poetry. Published in 1921, this books features some of Williams’ earlier writings which I find were different then most poems that I have … Continue reading

Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into by Douglas Collura

There wasn’t a picture of the cover online so I had to take my own! The book of poetry and short musings, Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into by Douglas Collura, is a compilation of surprising topics and gives the reader a completely different way of looking at the world. WARNING: If you’re looking […]

Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into by Douglas Collura

There wasn’t a picture of the cover online so I had to take my own! The book of poetry and short musings, Things I Can Fit My Whole Head Into by Douglas Collura, is a compilation of surprising topics and gives … Continue reading

Martin Steinagle: Everyday but Not Common, Poems and Quotes

“If all a man wanted in life was to live, then what value would death have?” I have always been fascinated with poetry that has a philosophical perspective. The title of this book caught my eye and the fact that … Continue reading

Christine Garren: The Afterworld

How have I never learned death is exactly death when I should have known the day I swept her through the stove’s copper bellow and carried her to the woods hung everywhere with wild, wild red strawberries. (Mantis) I am human and I think human things. That death is a skeleton wielding a scythe. That […]

Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees by: Julianna Baggot

Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees is a perfect read for anyone with writer’s block. Her poems disassemble and analyze the literary process through a series of unique and beautiful images. Julianna Baggot is a writer most known for her novels … Continue reading Continue reading

Eduardo C. Corral: Slow Lightning

Slow Lightning, the first book from Hispanic-American poet Eduardo C. Corral, is an entrancingly vivid collection of experimental poems that combines deeply personal content with sociopolitical commentary. At their core, many of the poems in Slow Lightning deal with identity: racial identity, sexual … Continue reading

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