Lamar Neal’s Youthful Voice Hisses and Wails Lamar Neal’s We All Need Therapy, published in 2019, is a passionate collection dripping with sarcasm, rage and an immense sadness. It is also intensely ambitious at 174 pages long. There are so … Continue reading A Sharp, Young New Voice in Poetry
Lock your doors and windows – tonight the bones are on parade. Mela Blust’s debut chapbook Skeleton Parade is a well fabricated, cohesive assemblage of dark things: sexual violence, self harm and horrific secrets. The readers are introduced to the … Continue reading ARC Review: Skeleton Parade
Martin’s collection of Christian faith-inspired poetry provides a certain sweetness The review was originally published May 2019 on Vocal.Media. It may have been subject to editing changes. Virginia Martin‘s collection Love Without Borders (published in 2017) is the third volume … Continue reading Optimism and Happiness Abound
Schuelke’s Poetry Has Room for Growth Hailing from Alpena, Michigan, Garrett Schuelke infuses the local bitter winds into his 2016 collection. The Bakunin Incorporated Reader is a very bleak work. Its opening piece, “Fuck Trotsky,” immediately sets the tone for … Continue reading In Review: The Bakunin Incorporated Readers
Jeff Newberry and Justin Evans Give Confessional Poetry a New Twist This 2019 collection of poetic letters, published by WordTech Editions, adds a welcome variety to the world of poetry. Taking the forms of letters gives these confessional style poems … Continue reading Buckle Up For Some Poems!