May 2017 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri, reviews Kafka’s Shadow in Washington Independent Review of Books OFF RADAR: Dennis Camire’s riotous poetry A review in Black Elephant Literary Review of Never Completely Awake by Martina Newberry. A review of Kafka’s Shadow by Judith Skillman Kafka’s Shadow by Judith Skillman
Four Poets from Deerbrook Editions: Donna Reis, Joan I. Siegel, J.R. Solonche, and Sarah White will read their poetry at the Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, New York on Saturday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. We hope to see you there. Donna Reis author of No Passing Zone — “Lyrical, wry, biting—Reis uses all the tricks […]
Zino Asalor reviews Descent & Other Poems I approached this collection as I do every book of poetry – with combined exhilaration and apprehension. One hardly knows what to expect from an encounter in which faces are not seen, in which one must navigate on the strength of voices alone. Timothy Ogene’s, in these 21 […]
This just in: On the ABR Website, if you scroll down about 3/4 of the way to Felicity Plunkett’s section, Timothy Ogene’s book is mentioned, with a link to the press blog: Nigerian-born Timothy Ogene’s Descent and Other Poems examines love, doubt, solitude and migration in attentive, luminous poems. Thank you Felicity Plunkett!
A video poem of the poem The Ozymandias Effect from Martina’s new book Never Completely Awake. Never Completely Awake is a book of 99 completely aware poems. One endorsement called it “nothing short of breathtaking.” The substance and acquity of Martina’s writing demystifies itself through refractive language. Poems playfully at times, at times seriously, remeasure charactrizations […]
Won’t Be Long Poems Short, Poems Shorter, Poems Shortest by Solonche, J. R. ISBN: 978-0-9975051-3-9 Paperback 5 x 7; 182 pages $18.00 A progression in verse by way of decreasing duration ie. length of lines and numbers of words -while the purport remains provocative, humorous, poignantly astute. Michael Meyerhofer praise for Won’t Be Long: “Sweet Jesus, […]
Praise for Never Completely AwakeThese poems are driven by a passion both sexual and scriptural through configurations of surrender to instinctive logic and imaginative opportunities. Nothing is lost upon her. She treats each moment of each scene as her raison d’etre: Devotion to the project of creative language. The collection or series is endlessly interesting. She is an […]