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
You’ll find my latest review of Contra natura by the acclaimed Peruvian poet Rodolfo Hinostroza up at North of Oxford!
While it was written in 2021, it’s time to ring in the new year with new reviews of new(ish) books of poems. This first one for me for 2022 is a collection by Joey Yearous-Algozin, A Feeling Called Heaven. You can find the review at North of Oxford.
Another month, more reviews of poetry. The Fall 2021 print edition of Rain Taxi includes my review of Is This Scary? by Jacob Scheier. The online edition of Rain Taxi just released by review of CURB by Divya Victor. Don’t miss ’em!
My newest review is live and online. I have reviewed Saturn Peach by Lily Wang in Rain Taxi. You can find it here.
My latest review is of Carnation and Tenebrae Candle by Marosa di Giorgio, Translated by Jeannine Marie. The review of this fantastic surrealistic work by the Uruguayan poet is at North of Oxford. Enjoy!
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 from via the Rain Taxi website.