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Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust

Review by Zara Raab – This Side of Paradise “Best party in years!” quips the guest, as she departs, having spent the evening in her hosts’ luxurious guest bathroom reading The Cantos, stowed in her purse for just such occasions.…

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Onamotopoeia by Margie Shaheed

Review by Lorraine Currelley – I became a passenger on a journey of exploding colors, passion and emotions. Stopping to digest and to breathe in familiar experiences and images. Margie Shaheed’s poems and stories pull at you, demanding your…

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Joy Street by Laura Foley

Review by B.A. Goodjohn I aspire to my own androgyny, / like these three women / sitting in the café near me, at ease / in suspenders, crew cuts, tattoos, / which can’t disguise / the cat-like softness of their…

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But Today Is Different by Sarah Stern

Review by Katrinka Moore – In But Today Is Different Sarah Stern writes in the ancient tradition of erotic mysticism while grounding her poems in familiar American life. This poetry is womanly, drawn from the midst of life. The speaker…

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Retrograde by Puma Perl

Review by B.A. Goodjohn “…burnt years / welfare cheese / dirty decades / stolen checks / lost kids / was it worth it / just to write / some fucking poems?” (121)  – RETROGRADE is not a quiet, comfy collection.…

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Nestuary by Molly Sutton Kiefer

Review by Lynne Shapiro I happen to like, really like, nests, eggs, and estuaries so Molly Sutton Kiefer’s book, Nestuary, instantly attracted me.  Sitting at the Mom Egg table at AWP several years ago, a woman confided in me that…

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Still The End by Marion Deutsche Cohen

Review by B.A. Goodjohn  – “Yeah,” [the nurse] smiled back. “He’s got nine lives, like a cat…”…After she left, I asked him, “Do you want to KEEP ON living nine lives?” Very clearly, smilingly, and maddeningly, he mouthed, “ten, eleven…”…

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Texas Girl by Robin Silbergleid

Review by Jill Kelly Koren – As a poet who left Indiana to teach in Texas, I entered Robin Silbergleid’s Texas Girl (Demeter Press, 231 pages) expecting to find my own story, but to my surprise I found what Harold…

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