Posts Tagged: USA

You Feel it Just Below the Ribs (Cranor / Matthewson)

This discussion of You Feel it Just Below the Ribs is full of spoilers. If you haven’t read the book yet, read that first. 🙂

You Feel it Just Below the Ribs (Cranor / Matthewson)

This discussion of You Feel it Just Below the Ribs is full of spoilers. If you haven’t read the book yet, read that first. 🙂

Turning a Mirror into a Person: Dreaming of You (Melissa Lozada-Oliva)

I love a good novel-in-verse. Here’s one. In Dreaming of You, Melissa Lozada-Oliva tells the story of a young poet (also named Melissa) who decides to bring Latina pop idol Selena Quintanilla-Perez back to life, over 20 years after her murder.

Turning a Mirror into a Person: Dreaming of You (Melissa Lozada-Oliva)

I love a good novel-in-verse. Here’s one. In Dreaming of You, Melissa Lozada-Oliva tells the story of a young poet (also named Melissa) who decides to bring Latina pop idol Selena Quintanilla-Perez back to life, over 20 years after her murder.

Out Now: The Apidictor Tapes

**** UPDATE: it appears the supply chain is in really bad shape and because of this, The Apidictor Tapes won’t be available until February. I’m sorry about this, believe me. I only found out last night. If you ordered the book to give

Out Now: The Apidictor Tapes

**** UPDATE: it appears the supply chain is in really bad shape and because of this, The Apidictor Tapes won’t be available until February. I’m sorry about this, believe me. I only found out last night. If you ordered the book to give

Prayers, Oubliettes, and Peacock Feathers: Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz’ debut collection When My Brother Was an Aztec has been on my shelf for some time now – it came out in 2014, so it’s by no means a recent addition to my library. I re-read it yesterday

Prayers, Oubliettes, and Peacock Feathers: Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz’ debut collection When My Brother Was an Aztec has been on my shelf for some time now – it came out in 2014, so it’s by no means a recent addition to my library. I re-read it yesterday

Stay Bones / Liz Bahs

Liz Bahs‘ 2020 debut Stay Bones is a colorful, lively collection of poems that take us to many different places, among them a library in Miami, an Islington bus, televangelist Billy Graham’s headquarters, a pub in Carrigaline, Ireland, and a

Stay Bones / Liz Bahs

Liz Bahs‘ 2020 debut Stay Bones is a colorful, lively collection of poems that take us to many different places, among them a library in Miami, an Islington bus, televangelist Billy Graham’s headquarters, a pub in Carrigaline, Ireland, and a

Adelante / Jessica Guzman

Cuban American poet Jessica Guzman recently published her debut collection, Adelante. This book is full of things to discover, from lizards to manatees, orange jumpsuits to corals. My father / in the hospital recliner, rolling oranges / across the t.v.

Adelante / Jessica Guzman

Cuban American poet Jessica Guzman recently published her debut collection, Adelante. This book is full of things to discover, from lizards to manatees, orange jumpsuits to corals. My father / in the hospital recliner, rolling oranges / across the t.v.

The Liars’ Club / Mary Karr

Mary Karr’s memoir The Liars’ Club is a remarkable book. Some parts made me squirm, others delighted me to no end. One main reason I decided to post about it here, though, is that it’s a memoir. It’s all true.

The Liars’ Club / Mary Karr

Mary Karr’s memoir The Liars’ Club is a remarkable book. Some parts made me squirm, others delighted me to no end. One main reason I decided to post about it here, though, is that it’s a memoir. It’s all true.

Deep Gossip: New And Selected

Sidney Wade‘s Deep Gossip: new and selected poems just came out this April, and I was fortunate enough to get a copy hot off the press. This book is a good way to get to know Sidney Wade’s work –

Deep Gossip: New And Selected

Sidney Wade‘s Deep Gossip: new and selected poems just came out this April, and I was fortunate enough to get a copy hot off the press. This book is a good way to get to know Sidney Wade’s work –

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

The Apidictor Tapes

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
I have exciting news to share: My new collection of poems, The Apidictor Tapes, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2021! I’m looking forward to working with the talented folk at this…

The Apidictor Tapes

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
I have exciting news to share: My new collection of poems, The Apidictor Tapes, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2021! I’m looking forward to working with the talented folk at this…

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in