Reviews 3.1

Visit Me In California: Stories by Cooley Windsor

Visit Me In California: Stories by Cooley Windsor

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Triquarterly Books, Aug. 2008 ISBN-10: 0810124963; ISBN-13: 978-0810124967 Paperback, 130 pp., $16.95 Review by Scott Bowen With a beguiling and amenable voice, Cooley Windsor gives “everyman” his fifteen minutes of fame in Visit Me in California. As one traverses this […]

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-905700-81-3 Paperback, 432 pp., $18 Review by Wayne Burke Those enchanted by the poetry of the “Belle of Amherst,” as well as the story of her struggle to produce an original art form, will find […]

Beast, to Be Your Friend by Jennifer Moss

Beast, to Be Your Friend by Jennifer Moss

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 New Michigan Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-934832-19-6 Paperback, 48 pp. $8 Review by Eric Weinstein Jennifer Moss calls forth a full menagerie in her new chapbook, Beast, to Be Your Friend: birds, goats, cows, octopi, and others populate a landscape in […]

Going Home: A Horror Story by Lawrence Millman

Going Home: A Horror Story by Lawrence Millman

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Sunnyoutside, Jan. 2009 ISBN: 978-1-934513-15-6 Paperback, 28 pp., $8 Review by Cynthia Reeser Lawrence Millman, mycologist and author of recent publications such as Last Places and A Kayak Full of Ghosts, has received praise from Annie Dillard for his most […]

Moths Mail the House by Michael Kriesel

Moths Mail the House by Michael Kriesel

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Sunnyoutside, Nov. 2008 ISBN: 978-1-934513-13-2 Paperback, 28 pp., $10 Review by Cynthia Reeser Michael Kriesel is a Wisconsin poet of my recent discovery who sheds new light on poetry as a fine art form. The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer maintained that […]

Dying Unfinished, A Novel by Maria Espinosa

Dying Unfinished, A Novel by Maria Espinosa

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Wings Press, Jan. 2009 ISBN-10: 0916727459; ISBN-13: 978-0916727451 Paperback, 192 pp., $16.95 Review by Scott Bowen In Maria Espinosa’s latest novel, Dying Unfinished, we follow the lives of Eleanor and her daughter Rosa, a character first gleaned in Espinosa’s American […]

Ginnungagap by Lightsey Darst

Ginnungagap by Lightsey Darst

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 Red Dragonfly Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-890193-83-6 Paperback, 24 pp. Review by Erin McKnight Staying true to its mythic origins, Ginnungagap articulates the primordial space between creation and dissolution. Measured in units of grief, lost innocence, untruth, and abeyance, Lightsey Darst’s […]

What Apocalypse? by Marc McKee

What Apocalypse? by Marc McKee

Reviews, Vol. 3.1, March 2009 New Michigan Press, 2008 ISBN 978-1-934832-17-2 Paperback, 60 pp., $9 Review by Eric Weinstein There are a few collections of poetry in print today that are near-perfectly titled; Marc McKee’s What Apocalypse? is one of them. McKee’s well-honed sense of […]