Category: Reviews

Asylum Garden - after Van Gogh by Alan Catlin

Michael Templeton Reviews Asylum Garden – after Van Gogh by Alan Catlin

I am loath to use a well-worn literary term to describe a working poet, but Alan Caitlin’s poetry keeps forcing the idea of imagism throughout much of Asylum Garden: after Van Gogh. Perhaps if we

Coal Town Photograph by Pauletta Hansel

Pauletta Hansel’s Coal Town Photograph is Reviewed on Cincinnati Public Radio

Pauletta Hansel’s latest book of poems, Coal Town Photograph is given an audio review by Roberta Schultz on Cincinnati Public Radio WVXU. Pauletta Hansel is also the author of First Person, What I Did There,  Tangle, and Palindrome.

The Natural History of a Blade by Philip Arnold

The Natural History of a Blade by Philip Arnold is reviewed in Boston Area Small Press & Poetry Scene

Marcia D. Ross reviews The Natural History of a Blade by Philip Arnonld in Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene: “Two important things about Philip Arnold’s poems: they are faithfully attentive to etymology, and

Tiny Kites by Lucien Zell

Thoughts on Lucien Zell’s Tiny Kites by Michael Templeton

I’m just going to go ahead and admit that I love everything about this collection of poems, and I am now a confirmed fan of poet Lucien Zell. There, no pretense of objectivity from here

Riparian Edited by Sherry Cook Stanforth & Richard Hague

Readings from Riparian at the Mercantile Library

In his introductory reflections from Riparian¸ Richard Hague tells us it has been nearly forty years since we have seen an anthology of literary and artistic explorations of the Ohio River, and “it is time

Gerard Nerval’s The Chimeras Translated by Henry Weinfield

Henry Weinfield’s Translation of Nerval’s The Chimeras Is Reviewed In Asymptote

Alexander Dickow’s essay on Henry Weinfield’s translation of Nerval’s The Chimeras is featured in Asymptote. Poets and their translators have often agonized over the exhausting task of translating the ineffable poetics of their work, of


Mike Templeton Reviews Pauletta Hansel’s And Dick Hague’s Prize Winning Entries In Still: The Journal’s Literary Competition

We mentioned in another post that Still: The Journal announced the winners of their literary prizes, and two of the winners are Pauletta Hansel and Richard Hague. Pauletta took first prize for her poem “Home

Homunculus by Tony Brewer

Michael Templeton reviews Homunculus by Tony Brewer

Someone I once knew wanted me to listen to a song she thought was a beautiful love song. I listened and ruined everything when I said it wasn’t much of a love song since the

Among the Enigmas by Robert Murphy

Dennis Daly reviews Robert Murphy’s new book of poems: Among the Enigmas

Among the Enigmas, Robert Murphy’s latest book of poetry is reviewed by Dennis Daly in Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene. “Without an inductive or deductive leg to stand on, Robert Murphy, in his

Sugar Maker Moon by Mary Kathryn Jablonski

Mary Kathryn Jablonksi’s Sugar Maker Moon is reviewed in Chronogram and Misfit Magazine.

Sugar Maker Moon by Mary Kathryn Jablonksi is reviewed in Chronogram Magazine and Misfit Magazine. “In her debut poetry collection, Mary Kathryn Jablonski weaves a web of anticipations for the future, nostalgia for the past,