GUEST POST EXCERPT: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/an-affective-singularity Today’s guest post, an affective singularity, comes from Nate Pritts, who shared why he writes poetry back in July. An Affective Singularity We live in a time of conspicuous destruction. Material creation, the biological sphere, spiritual reality – each of these realms are being dragged apart resulting in a fractured worldContinue reading “An Affective Singularity (Nate Pritts)”
Nate Pritt’s Decoherence was reviewed by Poets & Writer’s this week. Excerpt from the review: “In his cerebral eighth collection, Pritts (Post Human) cycles through the many metaphorical connotations of light, investigating each at close range, and laments the ephemerality of experience…” To read the rest of the review click here.
Excerpt: “Tracey Knapp’s first book, Mouth, was published by 42 Miles Press in September 2015. Funny and wise, she gets right down to it. Every poem will surprise you, and you won’t want the pages to end. She can ‘turn a cricket into a field mouse’… She’s just that good.” Read the review here!
Excerpt: “America loves a debut,” poet Louise Glück once said, introducing a prize-winning young writer before a reading. It’s true: We adore the gala arrival of a new voice, a first book, the heady sense of discovery that accompanies an author’s literary beginnings. But when the debut in question genuinely breaks new ground, readers getContinue reading “San Francisco Chronicle: Poetry Review of Tracey Knapp’s Mouth!”
Stephen Burt thinks you should check out Tracey Knapp’s “Mouth,” published by 42 Miles Press. Excerpt: Parts of Mouth feel like a mix tape from somebody with whom you’ve recently fallen in love; other parts feel like a very good anthology that might be called Casual Poems About Urban Living at, Say, 30. It’s aContinue reading “Slate Book Review: The 27 Overlooked Books of 2015”
There is a new review of Carrie Oeding’s Our List of Solutions up at Boxcar Poetry Review written by Frank Montesonti. Excerpt: Welcome to the neighborhood. Our List of Solutions by Carrie Oeding feels like an eccentric neighbor who shows up on your front porch with a pitcher of sangria and a plate of burnt sausages from the barbequeContinue reading “New Review: Carrie Oeding’s Our List of Solutions”
Fantastic review of Tracey Knapp’s MOUTH by McKenzie Lynn Tozan Source: “Look Where That Has Gotten Me”: The Potential Self-Awareness & Honesty of Poetry: Reading Tracey Knapp’s Mouth
"Every piece of an Allan Peterson poem feels like a machine of soft cogs with soft balls rolling among them" http://t.co/3Ly7k5DYFa — The Rumpus (@The_Rumpus) March 11, 2015 "The poems, like the poems in previous books aren’t momentous but more of the moment" http://t.co/3Ly7k5DYFa — The Rumpus (@The_Rumpus) March 11, 2015
AN EXCERPT: “Oh, Allan Peterson. I thought I knew thee. I thought, To read an Allan Peterson poem is to expect the precarious, the poised, the anticipatory, the appointed. An aesthetics of the delicate edge. Imagine a soft rolling ball, the movement of one image tumbling so easily into the next, or an image thatContinue reading “Brilliant review of Allan Peterson’s PRECARIOUS by Kent Shaw (THE RUMPUS)”
We are a few days late getting this posted on the blog, but Sarah Dravec has written a stellar review of Betsy Andrews’ The Bottom. Here is an excerpt: You simply have to read this book to grasp the development of this piece. On a single page, for example, the narrative progresses from the numbnessContinue reading “New Review of The Bottom on Barn Owl Review”