Reviews 5.1

Ed Royal by Chris Connelly

Ed Royal by Chris Connelly

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Shipwrecked Industries, July 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9664065-1-1 Perfect bound, 181 pp., $9.99 Review by Cynthia Reeser Chris Connelly, former frontman of the Revolting Cocks, released his third publication with Shipwrecked Industries in mid-2010, a novel titled Ed Royal. This release pushes […]

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Spencer Dew

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Spencer Dew

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Another New Calligraphy, 2010 Perfect bound, 44 pp., $10 Review by Cynthia Reeser Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Spencer Dew is a bibliophile’s dream. On a tactile and visual level, I was fascinated. First, there are the transparent overlay pages, imprinted […]

This Awkward Art by Conrad Hilberry & Jane Hilberry

This Awkward Art by Conrad Hilberry & Jane Hilberry

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Mayapple Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0932412829 Perfect bound, 51 pp., $13.95 Review by Kathleen Kirk This Awkward Art, by Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry, is a graceful and unusual book. As the subtitle indicates, it is a book of Poems by […]

Monkeybicycle, Issue 7

Monkeybicycle, Issue 7

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Dzanc Books, 2010 ISBN: 978-0615335742 Perfect bound, 200 pp., $12 Review by Tim Dicks Monkeybicycle ‘s seventh issue presents a variety of stories that, like its name, could be called surreal, or fantastical, or whimsical. It also presents a few […]

Descant, Issue 148: The Search for Happiness

Descant, Issue 148: The Search for Happiness

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Descant, Issue 48 Review by Tim Dicks In his note in the back of Descant 148: The Search for Happiness, Co-Editor Gauthaman Ravindran writes about the impermanence of digital media, and about his hope that the journal, printed on old-fashioned […]

Damn Sure Right by Meg Pokrass

Damn Sure Right by Meg Pokrass

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Press 53, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-935708-17-9 Perfect bound, 171 pp., $14.95 Review by Cynthia Reeser Meg Pokrass’ debut collection of flash fiction, Damn Sure Right, borrows its title from a line of dialogue in the title story. The title is evidence […]

Cherma by Jacqueline West

Cherma by Jacqueline West

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Parallel Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-934795-11-8 Stapled, 36 pp., $10 Review by Patricia Caspers There is something so personal and so impersonal at once in [writing poetry] that it is addictive. I may be dealing with my own anger, my humiliation, […]

Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests by Howie Good

Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests by Howie Good

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Publishing Genius, March 2010 A blurb review by Zach Fishel Howie Good’s Love Surrounds You Like a Posse in Bulletproof Vests is an eclectic chapbook filled with some of the neatest and well-oriented thematic statements in a sparse number of […]

Heart with a Dirty Windshield by Howie Good

Heart with a Dirty Windshield by Howie Good

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 BeWrite Books, October 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906609-47-4 Perfect bound, 114 pp., $9.21 Review by Robert Vaughan When I first heard the title of Howie Good’s new collection of poetry, Heart with a Dirty Windshield, many random thoughts raced through my mind. Who […]

Name by Joseph Young

Name by Joseph Young

Reviews, Vol. 5.1, March 2011 Union Street Press, 2010 Pperfect bound, 134 pp., $10 Review by Laura Ellen Scott Last summer, Baltimore-based artist and wiffleball enthusiast Joseph Young dedicated a month to writing a vampire book for the frankly declared purpose of raising rent money. […]