Reviews 2.3

Body Language by Mark Cunningham

Body Language by Mark Cunningham

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008 ISBN: 9780977901975 Paperback, 136 pp., $12 Review by Cynthia Reeser Body Language is the latest work from Mark Cunningham, author of 80 Beetles, Second Story and nightlightnight. The work is comprised of two full-length books of […]

Nylund the Sarcographer by Joyelle McSweeney

Nylund the Sarcographer by Joyelle McSweeney

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-0-9779019-4-4 Paperback, 132 pp., $12 Review by Cynthia Reeser Nylund is a practitioner, or perhaps an inventor, of sarcography, the act of understanding the world through its surfaces. “Sarcography” breaks down literally to mean “flesh […]

Of Kids and Parents by Emil Hakl

Of Kids and Parents by Emil Hakl

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Translated from Czechoslovakian by Marek Tomin Twisted Spoon Press, Prague 2008 ISBN: 978-80-86264-30-1 Paperback, 154 pp., $14.50 Review by Cynthia Reeser In an early chapter, titled, “Why the Crew of the Kursk Couldn’t Escape on its Own,” the middle-aged Honza […]

Rumors of Electricity by Richard Krech

Rumors of Electricity by Richard Krech

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2008 ISBN-10: 0976985756; ISBN-13: 978-0976985754 Paperback, 36 pp., $8 Review by Erin McKnight What is most evident in Richard Krech’s first, and title, poem, “Rumors of Electricity,” is the indication that any convergence of time and place in […]

In Chambers: The Bodhisattva of the Public Defender’s Office by Richard Krech

In Chambers: The Bodhisattva of the Public Defender’s Office by Richard Krech

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-1-934513-04-0; ISBN-10: 1-934513-04-0 Paperback, 48 pp., $10 Review by Cynthia Reeser In Chambers: The Bodhisattva of the Public Defender’s Office, by Richard Krech, takes its title from two poems, one literal and the other figurative. “In […]

And the Weary Are at Rest by Andrew Taylor

And the Weary Are at Rest by Andrew Taylor

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-934513-05-7 Staple-bound, 36 pp., $8 Review by Erin McKnight In Andrew Taylor’s And the Weary Are at Rest, the continuum of life is not as much interrupted by symbols of ephemerality as it is adjoined to […]

My Fingernails Are Fresnel Lenses by Christopher Fritton

My Fingernails Are Fresnel Lenses by Christopher Fritton

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-934513-06-4 Pamphlet, 10 pp., $7 Review by Cynthia Reeser There is magnitude in light, even if only a pinprick. Christopher Fritton’s chapbook itself is miniscule, measuring a light four by four inches, but in its case, […]

The Sea Never Drowns by Jason Heroux

The Sea Never Drowns by Jason Heroux

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1-934513-02-6; ISBN-10: 1-934513-02-4 Paperback, 28 pp., $10 Review by Cynthia Reeser The Sea Never Drowns is Jason Heroux’s most recent book of poetry, and follows his 2004 publication, Memoirs of an Alias. The pages, beautifully bound […]

Wee Hour Martyrdom by Jason Tandon

Wee Hour Martyrdom by Jason Tandon

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, June 2008 Sunnyoutside Press, 2008 ISBN-10: 1934513059; ISBN-13: 978-1934513057 Paperback, 176 pp., $13 Review by Erin McKnight Wee Hour Martyrdom is a showcase of accessible poetry. Yet the writing is also perceptive, reflective, and profound in the dignity it extends to the […]

The Distance between Two Hands by Greg Watson

The Distance between Two Hands by Greg Watson

Reviews, Vol. 2.3, Sept. 2008 March Street Press, 2008 ISBN: 1-59661-091-3 Paperback, 58 pp. Review by Christopher Vera The Distance Between Two Hands is Watson’s sixth book of poetry and is an intensely contemplative work of love and loss. I tend to read poetry books […]