Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Review at Arsenic Lobster


Check out my review of citizen j.




























Excerpt:
"A peculiar lexical characteristic of the book is the utter lack of capital letters and the use of text lingo and abbreviations, which may be a clever, tongue-in-cheek comment on the recent controversies regarding the NSA reading the emails of American citizens. Maybe this is what a sacred text would look like in a world of, to use her own words, “post/fake/neo” Soviet and American kitsch, in an age of text messages and government spying—surveillance being a major undercurrent of the text as well."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Review of Gatza's Apollo at Cleaver Magazine


Check out Cleaver Magazine where I review Geoffrey Gatza's Apollo.
























Excerpt:

"In Apollo . . . poetry is seen through the lens of dance, dance is understood as painting, painting becomes music, music is myth, myth is chess, chess = ballet, and ballet, war—and on and on. It’s not necessarily baroque in the way we often think of in poetry, which usually has something to do with style, a certain self-awareness of poetry as poetry."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review of Some Kind of Shelter


I review Sara Tracey's debut collection, Some Kind of Shelter over at Split Lip Magazine.
























Excerpt:
Ultimately Some Kind of Shelter begins with a map—“Give me a map . . . [and] follow me across this / cartographer’s sketch” (“This Paper Landscape”)—and ends with a map—“you study / my palm to find the way home” (“Chickfire”). These poems about work, love and Ohio are always searching for the path back, for the map inscribed in the palm of a hand.