Melissa Menny Takes on Domestic Abuse, Mental Illness and Social Anxiety in this Collection The cover of Melissa Menny’s 2018 debut poetic collection, Mask Shavings, is rather deceptive. Bright neon butterflies seem to flutter invitingly at readers as they float … Continue reading Menny Offers Poetic Commentary on Social Issues
Julie Reeser’s Newest Chapbook is a Testament to Nature and Poetry Julie Reeser’s exquisite 2019 publication, Beak, Full of Tongue, is best described as soft petals of poetry wilting before the coming dusk. Death’s “…inevitable greeting…” is the catalyst for … Continue reading Beak, Full of Poetry
Not ‘The End’ (hopefully) but 2020 is almost here! We’re getting close to the end of 2019 and so far we’ve raised $12.12 for Lambda Literary! Remember readers, your generous support is not only sponsoring book reviews for modern poets … Continue reading The End is Nigh!
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
Excellent Characterizations and Some Formatting Quirks Both Exist in Radio-Sun American teens just living their lives is the basis of Connor Charlton’s narrative poem Radio-Sun, published in 2019. The poem begins by following a select group of teenagers to school … Continue reading Charlton Pays Homage to American Youth