Quill and Quire

By Souvankham Thammavongsa

The short poems in Small Arguments are tender snapshots of nature’s often overlooked bounty. No verbal flab invades the images as the poetry magically explores the essence and personality of objects we rarely equate with ... Read More »

January 15, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Margaret Christakos

Margaret Christakos quotes fellow poet Lola Lemire Tostevin in the prologue to Excessive Love Prostheses: “the amputated/truncated text/follows an imaginary line/and grows/extravagant.” Reading the poems that follow, I would have to place the word “sometimes” ... Read More »

January 14, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By John MacKenzie

In his second collection of poetry, Shaken by Physics, East Coast writer John MacKenzie employs the language of science, religion, philosophy, and grammar to shake up our understanding of the landscapes we occupy and that ... Read More »

January 12, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Bruce Meyer

As a literary critic, lecturer, and author, Dr. Bruce Meyer is well known for his expertise on the “Great Books” in the Western literary canon. In many ways, The Spirit Bride, Meyer’s fifth collection of ... Read More »

January 7, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Sue Sinclair

In Mortal Arguments, transplanted Newfoundland poet Sue Sinclair widens her poetic vision to embrace the whole span of human existence – from birth to death. These poems dwell more on questions and images of mortality, ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry