Reviews 6.2

Chinoiserie by Karen Rigby

Chinoiserie by Karen Rigby

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Ahsahta Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-934103-25-8 Perfect bound, 64 pp., $17.50 Review by Cynthia Reeser Chinoiserie is Karen Rigby’s first full-length book of poetry and the winner of the 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press. It is easy to see […]

Fragile Acts by Allan Peterson

Fragile Acts by Allan Peterson

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 McSweeney’s Poetry Series, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-936365-80-7 Hardcover, 89 pp., $18 Review by C. L. Bledsoe In an untitled poem, Peterson gives us a clue to the significance of his title: In the society of glass, one shatters for the least […]

Everything Else We Must Endure by Brian McGettrick

Everything Else We Must Endure by Brian McGettrick

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Sunnyoutside, 2011 ISBN: 978-1934513293 Perfect bound, 52 pp., $13 Review by Jessica Maybury Brian McGettrick’s poetry brings the form out of its ivory tower and into the everyday. This collection, with its sense of immediacy and familiarity, explores the great […]

Lust Series by Stephanie Dickinson

Lust Series by Stephanie Dickinson

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Spuyten Duyvil Novella Series, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-933132-87-7 Perfect bound, 70 pp., $10 Review by Kathleen Kirk Gorgeous, scary stuff in this book: flash fictions that read like prose poems. Each is only a page long, or a paragraph, until the […]

What’s So Funny by Joseph Torra

What’s So Funny by Joseph Torra

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Pressed Wafer, 2011 ISBN: 978-0983197508 Paperback, 136 pp., $14 Review by L. S. Bassen The main character of this affecting novel, a stand-up comedian, lives in an apartment sandwiched between a drunk and a bulimic, which sounds like the set […]

So Below by Noel Sloboda

So Below by Noel Sloboda

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Art by Alicia Paolucci Sunnyoutside, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-934513-34-7 Saddle-stitched, unnumbered, $10 Review by Cynthia Reeser It’s brief, but every word packs a punch. The design of So Below by Noel Sloboda is clever and appealing, and is every bit a […]

Bedful of Nebraskas by Jill Osier

Bedful of Nebraskas by Jill Osier

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Sunnyoutside, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-934513-36-1 Saddle stitched, 14 pp., $20 Review by Cynthia Reeser However cliché it may sound, Jill Osier is a painter of words. Bedful of Nebraskas is her recent chapbook, released from Sunnyoutside with a handsome silk-screened cover […]

Settlement by Micah Ling

Settlement by Micah Ling

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Sunnyoutside, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-934513-35-4 Perfect bound, 68 pp., $13 Review by Cynthia Reeser Winner of the 2011 Indiana Emerging Author award, Settlement is Micah Ling’s third poetry collection. Ling, as with her Three Islands, proves once again the depth of […]

The Dream in the Next Body by Gabeba Baderoon

The Dream in the Next Body by Gabeba Baderoon

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Kwela Books, 2008 ISBN: 978-0795701979 Paperback, 64 pp., $19.95 Review by Alexandria Ashford After a quick skim through Gabeba Baderoon’s first poetry collection, The Dream in the Next Body, stopping here and there to read a few lines from a […]

Rampart & Toulouse by Kristin Fouquet

Rampart & Toulouse by Kristin Fouquet

Reviews, Vol. 6.2, June 2012 Rank Stranger Press, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-59948-321-4 Perfect bound, 117 pp., $14.95 Review by Cynthia Reeser Rampart & Toulouse: a novella and other stories is Kristin Fouquet’s second short story collection. Comprised of three New Orleans-centric short stories and a novella, […]