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Poetry

By Chantal Gibson

“My silence is a sentence,” Chantal Gibson writes in her subversive new poetry collection, How She Read. Silence is imposed on the subjects of her poems, and enforced by slavery, rigid language, and the everyday ... Read More »

April 15, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry

By Adrienne Gruber

Of all the sexist poses adopted by the male-centric critical establishment, one of the most puzzling is the dismissal of writing about motherhood. The argument is that books dealing with conception, childbirth, and its aftermath ... Read More »

April 15, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry

By Dina Del Bucchia

In the prose poem “ADIDAS,” from Domenica Martinello’s debut collection, the speaker asks: “If you are the siren why do you balk at rebranding? A hot iron can turn a sea cow into iconography. Split-tailed, ... Read More »

April 8, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry

By Mike Barnes

As the title indicates, After Birth focuses on the complicated feelings a woman experiences both during and after childbirth, and it also comprises intergenerational concerns, such as a mother taking her children to visit her ... Read More »

April 1, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Elizabeth Ross

As the title indicates, After Birth focuses on the complicated feelings a woman experiences both during and after childbirth, and it also comprises intergenerational concerns, such as a mother taking her children to visit her ... Read More »

April 1, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Susan Glickman

As the title indicates, After Birth focuses on the complicated feelings a woman experiences both during and after childbirth, and it also comprises intergenerational concerns, such as a mother taking her children to visit her ... Read More »

April 1, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Michael Redhill

Twitch Force is Michael Redhill’s first collection of poetry in almost two decades. Before the poetry itself even begins, it is clear that this will not be poetry for the faint of heart. “Force potentiation,” ... Read More »

March 25, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Kayla Czaga

The poetry gods claim that a second book is much harder than the first because the bar is set. If a debut collection has received accolades, expectations for the follow-up will be that much higher. ... Read More »

March 21, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews