New Review of Kristina Marie Darling and Carol Guess's X Marks the Dress: A Registry at PANK.
For example, in one of my favorite poems, “Unworn Garter,” Darling and Guess present us with a bride who would like to be different, so she wears blue rather than white, carries dead leaves instead of flowers and serves beets instead of cake, but ultimately she pays for her originality: “She decided on a tattoo that looked exactly like a satin garter. When the time came he knelt and she lifted. He scraped at her thigh while she gritted her teeth.”
Friday, January 24, 2014
Review of Big Bad Asterisk* by Eileen Tabios
"Aptly entitled BIG BAD ASTERISK* [it] offers poems in the form of prose paragraphs . . . with asterisked footnotes. Many display the deadpan wit that charmed me from the sample in ARSENIC LOBSTER"