Tag Archives: Reviews of Contemporary Poetry

‘People Who Don’t Know You’re Dead’: Thoughts on Reading Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s ‘How To Love The Empty Air’

By Victor D. Infante

There are two ways to read Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s poetic memoir, “How To Love the Empty Air,” released earlier this year on Write Bloody Publishing, and the path you take toward approaching the book depends largely … Continue reading

Review of ‘WHEREAS,’ by Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier
Graywolf Press
Review by Amélie Frank

“Apology is policy.”—The X Files

Thanks to Graydon Carter for jump-starting this review. Carter — the publisher of Vanity Fair who famously coined the term “short-fingered … Continue reading

As if with a singular vision: A review of ‘Electronic Corpse: Poems from a Digital Salon,’ edited by M. Ayodele Heath

Reviewed by Scott Woods

As a communal poet experimentalist and an organizer or poetry events for many years, I’ve learned that even when the goal of a public art project is to be open and encompassing of all willing to … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Follow Me Down,” Poems by Kate Buckley

by Carlye Archibeque

Buckley’s second collection of poetry is insidious in its simplicity. On first read the poems are simple prose poems, which are well written and easy to read. But certain words stick and some of the ideas haunt … Continue reading

Poetry Review: Views From View Park 3: Crenshaw N’ Slauson

 By Carlye Archibeque

VIEWS FROM VIEW PARK 3: Crenshaw n’ Slauson

Even the most renownned poetry is subject to the opinions of others. How much more so a small chapbook collect of poems by students of a lower income charter … Continue reading