By Richard Dauenhauer
By Richard O. Moore,Brenda Hillman,Paul Ebenkamp
By Michelle Y. Burke
In Animal Purpose, Michelle Y. Burke explores the lives of guys and ladies as they stand poised among the need to like and the compulsion to hurt. in a single poem, a lady teaches a farmhand the right kind technique to slaughter a truckload of chickens. In one other, a pair confronts the new lack of a friend whilst a stranger makes an unforeseen confession in a crowded eating place. Set in either rural and concrete areas, those poems problem obtained rules approximately paintings, gender, and position. chance blurs into attractiveness and again back. Burke scours the not easy edges of the realm to discover “fleeting softness,” which she needs “into the area like pollen that covers everything.”
By Kate Partridge
While the poems flip an inquisitive, modern lens to the topic of Alaska, parts in the course of the ebook are encouraged by way of twentieth-century writers like Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. The manuscript additionally combines own event with collaged fabric from the Epic of Gilgamesh, Walt Whitman's notebooks, and different vintage resources, to enquire the tips of affection, isolation, and site. via humor and statement, Partridge takes a brand new examine what it ability to dwell in city Alaska and the area at large.
By Robert F. McMeekin
By Aaron Tate
By Charles Hayes
By carlos harleaux
By Bryan Fox
The Political Romantic: stories of a Bronx Boy takes the reader into the lifetime of an Afro-Latino transgendered male from The Bronx, big apple. This choice of poems is a visceral learn, shooting his reports from a political viewpoint - and during his discomfort - the consistent quest for romance. The reader is certain to consider his ache in his verse while relocating during the tragic stories of center holiday, and onto a discovery of internal power that permits him to proceed the struggle to stick alive and locate his precise love.
By Andrew S. Nicholson
"In Andrew S. Nicholson’s A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire, what's such a lot alive is colour, that which provides itself freely, generously: ‘Follow the hopeful as they eco-friendly the day’ (‘My storage Fills with an Ever-Increasing variety of Dandelions’). Threaded all through with Genesis, in which Jacob wrestles an angel, this beautiful debut assortment builds a ladder firmly rooted the following: in solar and earth; in various and a number of colors of orange; in trials of dad and son; in books and work; in deserted casinos; in international locations faraway from domestic; and/or within the sound of a door final. Nicholson’s poems come from a guy status by means of himself, in what George Oppen known as the ‘shipwreck of the singular,’ inclusive of every body. I’m moved via the luminous generosity, the ethical readability of this paintings. A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire is information that might remain news.”
—Claudia Keelan, writer of The Devotion Field, Missing Her, and O, Heart
"'Who doesn’t nurse a mystery love?' asks Andrew S. Nicholson in visionary poems that show mystery worlds cradled within this one. even if contemplating the casinos of Las Vegas, a fresco in Pompeii, or scenes from the Hebrew Bible, the poet endures one among desire’s extra fraught paradoxes: its unchanging skill to deliver switch, to show the recognized into the unknown. those poems bravely attend to such ameliorations the best way Jacob—the book’s consumer saint—wrestles with the angel, 'lifting all of the flesh / that he can lose.' i like this poet who is aware that blessing doesn’t arrive with no loss, who recalls 'I was once enjoyed as soon as. / underneath that love, a kindness took root.' a similar candy feeling lingers lengthy after this ebook is closed. expensive reader: get pleasure from it."
"Andrew S. Nicholson’s A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire is a beautiful book. His swish, playful poems enchant us ('I try and make out the stranger’s face, yet he’s shrinking: / a melting grey blur, an ever-smaller thorn.') and remodel us ('Sink into the bathwater, any method is a fashion / to trip towards that joining'). Nicholson has develop into one of many nice poets of a brand new and radical form of pastoral."
Opening the distance among the normal and the visionary, the poems in A Lamp Brighter than Foxfire discover an intimate dating with the realm, from Las Vegas to Italy to the yankee Midwest. From a lime sparkling in an orchard to a extraordinary adolescence try at levitation, Andrew S. Nicholson’s poems flooring themselves within the typical and jump for the luminous. primary to this assortment are poems that retell tales of Jacob from the previous testomony, relocated in the back of casinos, glimpsed in miniature on kitchen flooring, and heard conversing in a second of degradation. via those retellings, Nicholson examines the construction of self, kinfolk relationships, and a generative experience of the divine.