Reviews

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The Last Vispo Anthology, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill

<em>The Last Vispo Anthology</em>, edited by Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill

Review by Alison Watkins The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008 Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill, editors Fantagraphic Books, 2012 The Last Vispo Anthology, by Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill, seeks to capture the explosion of visual poetry that surfaced as the result of computerization and digitization intersecting the humanities in the decade between 1998-2008. […]

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Creative Engagement with Eileen Myles’ Snowflake

Creative Engagement with Eileen Myles’ <em>Snowflake</em>

by j/j hastain

by j/j hastain Review of Snowflake / Different Streets Wave Books, 2012 I do not sense much difference (in tone of language or in language itself) between Myles’ poems and her prose writing. Regardless of genre there is always this feeling of being in a fucked up richness–a richness that is dense and also rooted–rooted […]

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Black-Eyed Heifer, by Shelly Taylor

Black-Eyed Heifer, by Shelly Taylor

Review by Geoffrey Olsen

Black-Eyed Heifer Shelly Taylor Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010 Opening myself to these poems in Shelly Taylor’s Black-Eyed Heifer, I feel the hinterland of inside. Movement into place, feeling the erasure of discrete and safe. The feeling that this work is exposed, that the land is wild, allowed fallow but alert to so much life. It […]

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Dream on Dreamer: Testify, by Joseph Lease

Dream on Dreamer: Testify, by Joseph Lease

Review by Anne Elena Eyre Testify Joseph Lease Coffee House Books, 2011 America. Where are the bodies in the streets? Surely there’s enough to protest as there was if ever before? New battles disguised behind vacant words. Words are what interconnect our consciousness through webs to known and unknown realms. Words are magic because words […]

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A Homeric Echo: Lisa Jarnot’s Iliad XXII

A Homeric Echo: Lisa Jarnot’s Iliad XXII

Review by Piotr Gwiazda The Iliad Book XXII: The Death of Hector by Lisa Jarnot Atticus/Finch Books, 2006 Bookthug (Toronto), 2007 It is often noted about Homer, the “compiler of the Iliad” (as George Steiner calls him), that in his portrayal of the Trojan War he remains neutral. Homer famously doesn’t take sides; there are […]

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Sherwood Forest, by Camille Roy

Sherwood Forest, by Camille Roy

Review by Alyse Bensel Sherwood Forest Camille Roy Futurepoem Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0982279854 128 pp Paperback: $16.00 Sherwood Forest, Camille Roy’s sixth poetry collection, exposes the performance of gender. Marginalized people populate their own world that sweeps across the book’s pages. These poems reenact and reconfigure social norms, disorienting yet evolving throughout the book in […]