Poetry

Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781555978136
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 3rd, 2018

What is history to us? Smith asks, through a myriad of voices, sloshing through pain and time. A beautiful and poignant way to speak about the present by talking about the past, and discovering similarities between time to uncover truth. Smith is never too far away from sublime in her work, sharing her experiences falling in love, becoming a mother, and seeing the history she will pass on to her child. All the while guiding us through pain, and leaving us all with a little hope. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972 by Alejandra Pizarnik - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780811223966
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - January 25th, 2016

Pure emotion. Her poetry reads like an eerie stroll through fog laden marshlands where the mind naturally catches itself among a feast of morbid musings most of us tend to veer away from. Between quick verses and longer prose poems Pizarnik presents herself to us as a reflective investigator more sensitive to what is not being said in a poem than what we expect to be. Knowing now about her pains and struggles leading to her suicide one can see the inner turmoil in some of these lines, her focus on loneliness, wandering, and even obsessively contemplating her own death. And you can feel that ache from the skin down to the bone. Superb. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781943735105
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Published: Button Poetry - March 28th, 2017

This book of poetry is an anthem of modern feminism. Poems and and rhetoric that you can rally behind, relate to, and believe. Olivia Gatwood is an excellent performer of her work. Reading and hearing her speak are two unique experiences- both worth experiencing- giving this book an extra layer. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


Anthologies for Pres(id)ents!

An anthology is basically the perfect middle way of gifts. Halfway between a specific book (maybe they love this author and will love the book and haven't read it before! But also maybe not) and a gift card (you know they love Northshire and reading and books. You're just not exactly sure which ones).

Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward - Book Review

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By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780143132615
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2017

The best poetry volume I've read since Cohen's Book of Longing. I nearly shouted at the words on the page to stop telling me about my life, that it didn't know anything about me - but of course it did. And if that's not enough to convince you, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is mad about this book, too. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence by Gabrielle Giffords - Book Review

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By Gabrielle Giffords (Foreword by), Colum McCann (Introduction by), Brian Clements (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780807025581
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Published: Beacon Press - December 5th, 2017

Poetry may in fact be the only way we can talk about gun violence. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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