water book review

New review: Water

I have a new review at North of Oxford, Water: A Scientific and Visual History by Jack Challoner (MIT Press, 2021). This may be my first “science book” reviewed . . . ever?

Three new reviews in the latest Rain Taxi!

If you like reviews by me, you might want to pick up the latest Rain Taxi print edition (Summer 2022). The following reviews you will find: Bamboophobia by Ko Ko Thett; Instrument for Distributed Empathy Monetization by William Lessard; and Elephants in Our Yard by Meral Kureyshi.

Stephen Collis’s A History of the Theories of Rain: small review

The latest publication from Stephen Collis, A History of the Theories of Rain, continues the poet’s commitment to a climate poetics capable of global and personal simultaneously. “each mouth a poem / we did not taste / shouting venom at the state / of the world” the poet writes mid-way through the volume (27). When Collis isn’t following a stream-of-consciousness mode that captures the distinct raw energy of observation, he’s rigidly and powerfully constructing form-intensive

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