From Never Completely Awake by Martina Reisz Newberry Beautiful for my Aunt Jan who is . . . Beautiful isn’t it, the way some beaches are sand and some are small, smooth rocks and Beautiful the way the water bends like molten silver when the weather is hot and it’s late in the […]
The vernal equinox is a day away.Yeah. Deerbrook Editions wants to remind readers/ visitors of the many recent books available from the past two years. A bakers dozen! Twenty-fifteen was another year the press added nine new titles. The group, which makes twenty three to date, included a few of the press’s acclaimed and award […]
May 2017 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri, reviews Kafka’s Shadow in Washington Independent Review of Books Recent title Wars Don’t Happen Anymore on American Life in Poetry 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 […]
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 acuity of Martina’s writing demystifies itself through refractive language. Poems playfully at times, at times seriously, remeasure characterizations […]