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Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan and Galician Poetry by Manuela Palacios - Book Review

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By Manuela Palacios (Editor), Hachemi Mokrane (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9781910669969
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Published: Salmon Poetry - January 15th, 2018

Each poem is graceful, lumpy, impossible to understand and easy to read. Like all poetry, you get out of it what you put into it. With a sophisticated theme and language this is not for the casual poetry reader and even a more experienced reader might find it challenging but ultimately rewarding. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Life of the Party: Poems by Olivia Gatwood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984801906
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 20th, 2019

These poems took me back to middle and high school - not always in the best way. They are blunt and uncomfortable, yet familiar and relieving. They are the kinds of bad stories you share with your girl friends and laugh, because those terrible days happened to you all, but are past and gone. Aren't they? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Cape Verdean Blues (Pitt Poetry Series) by Shauna Barbosa - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780822965213
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 12th, 2018

Fascinating and complex in its language and tone, this collection speaks to Barbosa’s relationship woes, her identity as a black woman, and her Cape Verdean roots. A Bennington College graduate, Barbosa peppers her debut with odes to jazz, island life, and references to the traditional Cape Verdean song "Sodade." Check out her series of "Strology" poems for a sample. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Mobius Strip Club of Grief by Bianca Stone - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781941040850
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Published: Tin House Books - February 27th, 2018

Stone imagines her grief as a purgatory of sorts, set in a metaphysical strip club. The title references the poem "The Möbius Strip of Grief," written by her grandmother, the notorious Ruth Stone, and its imagery is heavily referenced. Stone also invokes her mother in avian metaphors throughout. Haunting, strange, and oddly compelling. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Evolution by Eileen Myles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780802128508
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

Dripping with sex, longing, and loneliness, Myles opens herself up to her readers with frank verses and a hurricane of an opener about the death of her mother—which hit me pretty hard by the end. Art is life, as they say, but as Myles illustrate: most of it isn't beautiful, except perhaps, on the page. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


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