I had the privilege and pleasure of writing on the new collection by Thulani Davis, Nothing But the Music, which has been added to North of Oxford. Highly recommend the book to anyone who’s interested in the Black Arts Movement and poetry by Black women past or present.
My second review of Jamie Sharpe’s work is in North of Oxford. I review Everything You Hold Dear following up Dazzle Ships from way back in 2017.
I’m excited to have received a copy of the latest Rain Taxi in my mailbox this weekend. The Spring 2021 issue features two book reviews concerning the poetry of the Serbian poet Marija Knežević (Breathing Technique, from Zephyr Press), and the Spanish Agustín Fernández Mallo (Pixel Flesh, Cardboard House Press). You can order a copy… Continue reading Two Reviews in the Latest Physical Rain Taxi
My latest review is of Tanya Holtland’s full-length poetry collection, Requisite, out by Platypus last year. This book is a follow-up to the chapbook Inner River, which I enjoyed immensely when it came out a few years ago. The review is featured at North of Oxford.
A review of a fascinating Swedish feminist poet has just been published in Rain Taxi. Why not read my review of I walk around gathering up my garden for the night by Marie Lundquist today?
A couple of new books, both fantastic, are now out via The Song Cave. They are: A Better Place is Hard to Find by Aaron Fagan and Rough Song by Blanca Varela, translated by Carlos Lara. I have reviewed them in a Harper’s-esque double feature via North of Oxford.
I read a lot this year. 130 books to be exact. Many of them were amazing. Most were informative and educational. They’ve set me off on many new paths as a reader–arguably more new paths than any other time in my adult life. Could the pandemic be to thank for this surge? Perhaps. I also… Continue reading Books of 2020
I have a review in the latest Rain Taxi print edition. This one is for Mike Soto’s A Grave is Given Supper. Order a copy of Rain Taxi here.
I’m very grateful for Joshua Lew McDermott’s Of Spray and Mist review for Line Rider Press. Joshua looped in my naturalism and librarianship in a way that elevates the book and pushes it further. Many thanks, Joshua!
My review of Kim Yideum’s Hysteria (Action Books, 2019) is now up at North of Oxford. This was a long-time-coming, and I had hoped for it to be published sooner. Glad to see it up now! Read the review here.
After long wait, I’m pleased to announce a review of the stellar Ensō by Seattle-based Shin Yu Pai. This writ arrived out of a flash of creative exchanges between Shin Yu and me quite some time ago. It feels like quite a while ago at this point (all Pre-Covid), making this publication feel even more… Continue reading My First Review in Poetry Northwest! Shin Yu Pai’s Ensō
My review of Catherine Owen’s extraordinary Riven is now up in North of Oxford.
My latest review revisits the works of Caroline Bergvall by way of her latest book, Alisoun Sings. It’s available in the online edition of Rain Taxi.
All the Useless Things Are Mine, featuring poetry by Thomas Walton and etchings/drawings by Douglas Miller, is an exquisite book, and I’m pleased that my review of it is now up at North of Oxford.
I’ve recently reviewed Black Case Volume I & II: Return From Exile by the legendary Joseph Jarman. The review’s in Rain Taxi. Support them by buying a copy of their print edition.