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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Thomas Burke, long rave review, LITERARY REVIEW

Date: May 6, 2009

Praise for Earthquake I.D. from Thomas Burke, in THE LITERARY REVIEW (50/3, Spring 2007): "an exploration of contrasts: opulence and destitution; the loved, the loving, and the dissatisfied; intractable guilt, […]

Library Journal Issue 5/Arts and Humanities

Date: May 2, 2009

"Everything I write requires this: Alphabet." A child sees letters first, "shape distinguishing itself from its background," but soon we lose the innocence of that first encounter to ideas of […]

Sholeh Wolpe’s Rooftops of Tehran

Date: April 22, 2009

Sholeh Wolpe's Rooftops of Tehran is that truly rare event: an important book of poetry. Brushing against the grain of Persian-Islamic culture, she sings a deep affection for what she […]

The Critic’s Pen review of Future Ship

Date: April 19, 2009

Perhaps there is no present, and existence is built of the alterable past moving into the alterable future, and then through the opaque door of death. Or perhaps there is […]

One Poet’s Notes, Valparaiso Poetry Review

Date: April 18, 2009, APRIL 2, 2007Leslie Heywood: THE PROVING GROUNDSLeafing through the work in Leslie Heywood's premiere book of poetry, The Proving Grounds, one quickly becomes accustomed to uncovering sometimes uncomfortable and […]

Beth Ann Fennelly, The Southern Register

Date: April 16, 2009

"In the debut collection from Kentucky poet Nickole Brown, readers experience the pleasures of poetry "the illuminated moment reverberating" as well as the pleasures of the novel–the narrative unfurling, driven […]

Cynthia Arrieu-King, Diagram

Date: April 16, 2009

"If you feel that high emotion and unalienated confession is not art, as Slavoj Zizek might assert that it cops to the System where the individual is valued for trying […]

Ely Shipley, Quarterly West

Date: April 16, 2009

"Brown's awareness of the book's form, its how in addition to its what, allows for these poems' rich complexities. The order not only forms a linear narrative, but layers experience. […]

Julie Enszer, Lambda Book Report

Date: April 16, 2009

"The strength of Sister is in the details, some of which are constructed through Brown's diction, which is gently infused with a southern dialect but resists caricature. She writes of […]

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