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Book Review: Mahtem Shiferraw

In this month’s installment, reviews editor Adam Tavel examines a vibrant collection about exile, place, and belonging.           Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw University of Nebraska Press $15.95, 108 pages published March 2016   “In the Lion’s

Book Review: Adrian C. Louis

In this month’s installment, reviews editor Adam Tavel examines an elegiac collection that explores loss, race, and alienation.         Random Exorcisms by Adrian C. Louis Pleiades Press $17.95, 78 pages published March 2016 Grief and irreverence rarely

Two Reviews: DeWeese & Ma…

In this month’s installment, reviews editor Adam Tavel examines two experimental books that engage ecological and political concerns.             The Father of the Arrow Is the Thought by Christopher DeWeese Octopus Books $14.95, 75 pages

Review: The Oppens Remember…

In this month’s installment, reviews editor Adam Tavel examines an essay collection celebrating poets George and Mary Oppen.     When Of Being Numerous won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1969, George Oppen seemed like an emblematic poet for

Four Reviews In Brief: Bond, …

In this month’s intallment, reviews editor Adam Tavel celebrates National Poetry Month by examining four unsung collections from 2015.               For the Lost Cathedral by Bruce Bond Louisiana State University Press $16.95, 84 pages

The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

In this month’s installment, reviews editor Adam Tavel reflects on the translated works of an iconic Israeli poet. When Yehuda Amichai died in 2000, the international literary community mourned the passing of Israel’s greatest post-war poet. For those of us

Reviews | Daneen Wardrop &…

It is a strange irony that despite all of our war documentaries, battle reenactments, and tourist traps, the American Civil War remains a half-told tale. The valiant sacrifices of everyday Americans—particularly those made by women, Native Americans, and African Americans