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!
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.
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.
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.
My review for May is up! Read my review of Paper Bells by Phan Nhiên Hạo here.
I’ve got a new review of Catherine Corman’s chapbook/short work, Salem, up at North of Oxford. Read it here.
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!
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.
A new review of Joe Hall’s mesmerizingly brutal poetry collection Someone’s Utopia, is now up at North of Oxford.
It feels like just yesterday I posted about the 2018 books I read. The year most certainly did not fly by, and perhaps that’s because I was caught up in so much excellent reading over the past 12 months. As per last year, what follows is a list of every title I read, with bolding for my “picks” or personal favorites. Note that some of these books made it into reviews, so they weren’t merely
My new book review of Robert Dash’s On an Acre Shy of Eternity: Micro Landscapes at the Edge is now available on North of Oxford. This was a fantastic read, and viewing, both in its poetry and photography.