It is not always the fate of poetic works to become the next vaulted step on the path to higher enlightenment and that is unfortunately the case with Tanya Bailey’s Seemingly Provoked. The text holds some intriguing phrases, but overall … Continue reading Not so much Provoked as Confused…
Martin Jon Porter’s 2019 collection, No Home Like A Raft, is a lovely work reflecting on the joy of travel and the disorientation of homecomings that now sits in an interesting window of human history. Will poetry collections like Porter’s … Continue reading Wanderlust Before the Pandemic
Verses Defiant in Their Unshackling Attacks on racism and patriarchal religious structures abound in the strong, bold verses of this 2019 publication from Trio House Press. Poet Tamara J. Madison’s armory includes a deft understanding of poetic influence and a … Continue reading Free with Threed
Let’s Hope There Are More Poetic Bunns In the Oven Chelsea Bunn is an excellent poet, producing work that is poised to be on every reader’s shelf. She writes with a rare grace that allows her poems to dance what … Continue reading Make Space For Bunn On Your Bookshelf
A Reinterpretation That Could Use A Little Innovation Romeo, Romeo, oh we know all about you Romeo. Or do we? Nadd Wellgreen invites his readers to peek deeper into the lives of two of the most well known characters in … Continue reading Wherefore Art Thou, Rosaline?