Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews C. Bain on SEX AUGURY

Date: May 29, 2024

“It seems possible that, because sex and violence are encoded together, there could be a way into reorienting towards violence by rethinking sexuality, (and by extension gender relations.) I’m not […]

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Fred Chapel reviews The Owning Stone

Date: September 30, 2011

“My favorite poems here include the title poem about a talisman stone that emblemizes the omnipresence of past time, ‘Something Old,’ ‘Someone’s Father,’ the bitterly ironic ‘Fish to Fry,’ ‘Trucks […]

Stephen Dobyns

Date: August 2, 2011

“At first glance Jim Tilley’s In Confidence seems to consist of calm, graceful poems of upper middle class domesticity, but turkey vultures wait in the yard and many stories have […]

From Publishers Weekly

Date: August 1, 2011

In yet another variation of a vampire love story, Eidus (The War of the Rosens) introduces Lilith Zeremba, a college freshman who has declared herself, over and over, to be […]

Booklist loves The Last Jewish Virgin

Date: July 31, 2011

Fiction is subject to viruses, and the vampire bug strikes the unlikeliest writers. Witty and incisive Eidus (The War of the Rosens, 2007) has always drawn our attention to the […]

Claudia Emerson reviews In Confidence

Date: July 31, 2011

In Jim Tilley's In Confidence, we see the internal and external workings of the world through a mature poets multifaceted lens. Crafting his poems with formal care, Tilley always aims […]

Elizabeth Spires

Date: July 30, 2011

“It is rare to encounter a first book of poems as clear-eyed and accomplished as Jim Tilley’s In Confidence. The press of everyday experience informs these deceptively calm poems, rippling […]

William Trowbridge in Tar River Poetry

Date: May 9, 2011

Ship of … uh, what? This, after pipsqueak predecessors like, say, Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, Byron, Twain, and even a financial website called The Motley Fool? Readers love poets who run […]

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