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The Opposite House, by Claudia Emerson. Louisiana State University Press, 2015. $18, 61 pages.
Elegaic. There is no better word for this sixth collection by Claudia Emerson, a poet who died a few months before the book’s release. The title …5
needs convincing. The life we’re living will just be hours,
however unrecognizable: the fact of that starling
trapped. Panic turned pipe noise. Or the fact
of any bird’s name—another says…
thin rug of carrots
on the road broken carrots
children carry carrots
like little torches
one girl eats a carrot
tops of carrots
on the road a carrot
carried by a bone-thin dog
he is thin enough
not to know…
While this so-called Cold War may never be declared, there is no doubt that the Blessed Mother, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven.
To ex cathedra teachings must be added those …0
Contributors: Ivan Diviš, Viola Fischerová, Emil Juliš, Karel Šiktanc, Miroslav Červenka, Pavel Šrut, Ivan M. Jirous, Jiří Rulf, Jáchym Topal, Miroslav Huptych, Sylva Fischerová, Božena Spávcová, Gwendolyn Albert, Justin Quinn, Jenny Smith, Louis Armand, Vincent Farnsworth, Sharon Swingle, Paul Polansky, …0
Blunt words are the knife that carves a lamb. I see a butcher slowly taking her clothes off. “What are you doing?” I ask, but she only smiles. The butcher continues stripping. She knows that the only currency worthy of …6
Midland, by Honor Gavin. Penned in the Margins, 2014. $15, 320 pages.
Recently short listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, Midland is ostensibly a novel about the English midlands, and in particular, the post-war urban history of Birmingham. The city, …6
Field Guide to the End of the World, by Jeannine Hall Gailey. Moon City Press, 2016. 79 pages, $15.
In 2006, I stood in a clearing near Fort Richardson, Alaska, and watched as a Blackhawk lifted my husband and five …6
Contributors: Rachel Barenblat, Gerry Cannon, Moira Crone, William Doreski, Charlotte Forbes, Hugh Fox, Stephen W. Hale, Colette Inez, Michael Kimball, James Magorian, Allan Peterson, Scott D. Pomfret, Arliss Ryan, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Kendall Tessmer, A.F. Thomas, Dieter Weslowski, Andi Young
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood. Penguin Poets, 2014. $20.00, 80 pages.
Lockwood’s outrageous poems transport the reader into a world overflowing with hyper-sexualized and twisted humor, intertwined with her own personal difficulties concerning love, war, and rape. Her …3