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September 19, 2016 Need Machine by Andrew Faulkner is compulsive reading. “This is about what just happened. / This is about what’s next.” (from ‘Incidental’) These are poems you want to carry with you on the subway and read between … Continue reading
September 12, 2016 Julie Marie Wade has written one of those poems where the set-up, the tone and the language-play give the poet a unique poetic freedom. Beginning with the title, ‘Psalm in the Spirit of Dragnet’ – a spiritual … Continue reading
September 6, 2016 In John Steffler’s ‘Dividing Island’, from his collection Lookout, the poem is capable of looking inside a growing family and outside at their borrowed ‘home’ of Newfoundland in 51 cumulatively powerful lines. The feeling, as one reads, … Continue reading