Reviews 3.3

Where I Stay by Andrew Zornoza

Where I Stay by Andrew Zornoza

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Tarpaulin Sky Press, June 2009 ISBN: 978-0-977901913 Paperback, 108 pp., $14 Review by Cynthia Reeser Andrew Zornoza’s expansive, fragmentary Where I Stay is a piecemeal construction of text and image. An epigraph, penned in 1938 by Walker Evans, simultaneously urges […]

31 Hours by Masha Hamilton

31 Hours by Masha Hamilton

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept 2009 Unbridled Books, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-932961-83-6 Paperback, 238 pp., $14.95 Review by Scott Bowen Author of three previous novels, including the critically acclaimed The Camel Bookmobile, and a journalist whose recent assignments were in Russia, the Middle East and Africa, Masha […]

Monkeybicycle 6

Monkeybicycle 6

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Monkeybicycle Books, Spring/Summer 2009 ISSN: 1547-0504 Paperback, 206 pp., $12 Review by Cynthia Reeser Monkeybicycle 6, the journal from the Dzanc Books Monkeybicycle imprint, includes a diverse array of voices such as Matt Bell, Kim Chinquee, Drew Jackson, Michael Czyzniejewski, […]

Three Islands by Micah Ling

Three Islands by Micah Ling

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Sunnyoutside, Sept. 2009 ISBN: 978-1-934513-18-7 Paperback, 96 pp., $15 Review by Cynthia Reeser Micah Ling, deputy editor of Keyhole Magazine and an instructor at Indiana University, releases her first full-length collection of poetry from sunnyoutside, the brilliantly insightful Three Islands. […]

The Hunger Season by William Taylor, Jr.

The Hunger Season by William Taylor, Jr.

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Sunnyoutside, Aug. 2009 ISBN: 978-1-934513-17-0 Paperback, 108 pp., $15 Review by Cynthia Reeser William Taylor, Jr.’s newest collection, The Hunger Season, follows publications such as So Much Is Burning and Words for Songs Never Written: New and Collected Poems. The […]

After the Honeymoon by Nathan Graziano

After the Honeymoon by Nathan Graziano

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Sunnyoutside, Sept. 2009 ISBN: 978-1-934513-19-4 Paperback, 96 pp., $15 Review by Cynthia Reeser Following his collection, Teaching Metaphors, Nathan Graziano’s sunnyoutside publication After the Honeymoon is a clever, observant exploration of youth and its loss (Part I), alcoholism and addiction […]

Lovesick by Howie Good

Lovesick by Howie Good

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 The Poetry Press of Press Americana, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9789041-6-6 Paperback, 136 pp., $15 Review by Cynthia Reeser Howie Good, journalism professor and author of eight poetry chapbooks, including The Torturer’s Horse and Love is a UFO, debuts his first full-length […]

Tracer by Richard Greenfield

Tracer by Richard Greenfield

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Omnidawn Publishing, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-890650-38-4 Paperback, 96 pp., $15.95 Review by Eric Weinstein “The old world is still out there, too / where the roads are intraworking” Richard Greenfield reminds us in “Annals,” my favorite poem in Tracer, which begins: […]

Penury by Myung Mi Kim

Penury by Myung Mi Kim

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Omnidawn Publishing, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-890650-37-7 Paperback, 128 pp., $15.95 Review by Eric Weinstein pen • u • ry [pen-yuh-ree] — noun 1. extreme poverty; destitution. 2. scarcity; dearth; inadequacy; insufficiency. —dictionary.com Myung Mi Kim’s Penury instantiates exactly that: a poetics […]

The Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, Translated by Donald Revell

The Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, Translated by Donald Revell

Reviews, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Omnidawn Publishing, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-890650-36-0 Paperback, 120 pp., $15.95 Review by Eric Weinstein It’s not strictly rare to find a translation of poetry that is both faithful to the original work and a small masterpiece in its own right, but […]