Reviews 5.4

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-878424-93-8 Perfect bound, 176 pp., $19.95 Review by Cynthia Reeser In print since 1997, and no stranger to The New York Times best seller list, the gorgeous The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal […]

Recipes for Endangered Species by Traci O’Connor

Recipes for Endangered Species by Traci O’Connor

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9825416-2-3 Perfect bound, 193 pp., $15 Review by Byron Alexander Campbell Traci O’Connor does not write about pretty things, but she does write them prettily. Or are the things themselves pretty in a way that […]

Four of a Kind by Mark Neely

Four of a Kind by Mark Neely

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Award Winner 2009 Concrete Wolf, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9797137-4-3 Perfect bound, 33 pp., $10 Review by Kathleen Kirk Four of a Kind is a book of marvelous precision and mysterious distortion; reading it is sometimes like looking […]

Climate Reply by Trey Moody

Climate Reply by Trey Moody

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 New Michigan Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-934832-26-4 Perfect Bound, 33 pp., $9 Review by Patricia Caspers Reading Trey Moody’s Climate Reply is like walking through a dream in which the reader is not only the dreamer, but also, as happens so […]

Paper Covers Rock & Triplicity: Poems in Threes by Chella Courington and Kristen McHenry

Paper Covers Rock & Triplicity: Poems in Threes by Chella Courington and Kristen McHenry

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Indigo Ink Press, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9828330-1-8 Perfect bound, 92 pp., $16 Review by Barbara P. Lovenheim Indigo Ink Press has published a flip edition with the poetry of two contemporary women poets in one volume. The poems of Chella Courington […]

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits by Kim Gek Lin Short

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits by Kim Gek Lin Short

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010 ISBN: 9780982541616 Paperback, 72 pp., $12 Review by Kristine Ong Muslim The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits is a fascinating, unsettling literary oddity. It is composed of interrelated microfictions complete with footnotes disguised as datebooks. The […]

Witness by Curtis Smith

Witness by Curtis Smith

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Sunnyoutside Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-934513-28-6 Paperback, 150 pp., $18 Review by John Pahle In a courtroom, witnesses are required to take an oath: It’s too easy otherwise to imbue what one sees with what one hoped to have seen or […]

To Be At Music: Essays & Talks by Norma Cole

To Be At Music: Essays & Talks by Norma Cole

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Omnidawn Publishing, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-890650-44-5 Pperfect bound, 184 pp., $16.95 Review by Cynthia Reeser Norma Cole’s extensive body of work includes poetry, translations, essays, and speeches. Her 2010 Omnidawn publication, To Be At Music: Essays & Talks ―sometimes impenetrable, often […]

Country of Ghost by Gaylord Brewer

Country of Ghost by Gaylord Brewer

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Review by Kathleen Kirk Original publication data: Ghost by Gaylord Brewer The Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest Winner 2010 The Anabiosis Press, 2011 ISBN: 0-9727955-9-6 Saddle Stapled, unpaginated, $12 Re-release publication data: Red Hen Press, March 2015 ISBN: 978-1597093132 Paperback, 120 […]

Two Mini-Chapbooks by Helen Vitoria: The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds & Random Cartography Notes by Helen Vitoria

Two Mini-Chapbooks by Helen Vitoria: The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds & Random Cartography Notes by Helen Vitoria

Reviews, Vol. 5.4, Dec. 2011 Gold Wake Press, 2011 e-books, 6 pp. ea. Review by C. L. Bledsoe The Sights and Sounds of Arctic Birds is a series of poems that appear on Gold Wake Press’ website as an e-chapbook. Right away, the title introduces […]