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A Double Review of Song Cave Titles

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.

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Books of 2020

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 think there’s been some major shifts in my life recently that have inspired me to go further and understand more about the many perspectives that surround us. And audio books. The Libby app has never been so approachable and wide-reaching. Being able to read while commuting and hiking has been a marvelous gift.

In any case, here is the list. The top section are my “five star” books (as per Goodreads) and after that are the rest.

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A New Review: A Grave is Given Supper by Mike Soto

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.

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Book Reviews Friendships My Poetry My Publications

Of Spray and Mist Review – Joshua Lew McDermott

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!

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A Review of Hysteria by Kim Yideum

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.

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My First Review in Poetry Northwest! Shin Yu Pai’s Ensō

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 celebratory. Read the review of the unique book here.

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A New Review in North of Oxford: Riven by Catherine Owen

My review of Catherine Owen’s extraordinary Riven is now up in North of Oxford.

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A New Review in Rain Taxi: Alisoun Sings by Caroline Bergvall

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.

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Book Reviews Others Poetry Others Publications

A New Review of the the Latest by Thomas Walton and Douglas Miller

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.

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A review of Black Case Volume I & II: Return From Exile by Joseph Jarman

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.

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A Double Review of Jennifer Firestone’s Latest Works

I have reviewed Ten and Story by Jennifer Firestone via North of Oxford. This review, and the others, can be found as links on my Reviews page. You can learn more about Jennifer Firestone at her website.

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A New Review at North of Oxford: Paper Bells by Phan Nhiên Hạo

My review for May is up! Read my review of Paper Bells by Phan Nhiên Hạo here.

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A New Review at North of Oxford: Salem by Catherine Corman

I’ve got a new review of Catherine Corman’s chapbook/short work, Salem, up at North of Oxford.

Read it here.

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Two New Reviews in Rain Taxi

Two of my latest reviews are now in the print edition of Rain Taxi, now available for purchase.

  • Earth by Hannah Brooks-Motl
  • Codex by Joshua Lew McDermott

Both are excellent books. Please consider reading them and reading what I wrote about them!

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New Review: Things That Go by Laura Eve Engel

My latest review is now in Rain Taxi! Laura Eve Engel’s Things That Go, where “the entirety of the world is moving, and our understanding along with it is moving too—often to our surprise and overwhelmingly beyond full comprehension.” Read more here.