“mental illness is not trivial, not something that should be easy to write or read or talk about, and it’s important that she included elements…that might come off as excessive or overwhelming,” writes reviewer Hannah Page. (poetry reviews)
“The poet’s love-hate relationship with her laptop becomes fully realized in ‘Off the Web,’ as too much time on the internet leads to feeling ‘my dress / gather headwinds and swirl, then lift
like / Marilyn’s over a grate,'” writes Richard Holinger. (review)
“Faris’s book warns Republicans of their party’s coming apocalypse, but I think the Democratic Party should take note too,” writes Nick Rueth. (reviews)
“Geter’s lines don’t so much hum as slice, visually cutting into the page like claws digging for answers in a ground that will not give,” writes reviewer Phillip B. Williams.
“People are not who they once were but actors in the great drama of life, informed by what they have seen on the screen,” writes Peter Valente. (Review)
“How and where women and minority groups get the shaft is only half of the lesson this book imparts;” writes Bean Gilsdorf. (Review)
Every book, like every child, stems from multiple ancestral lines. Fruitful books sprout new lines, branching into new familial territories, writes Amy Hassinger. (Reviews)
Reviewer Mike Puican writes, “‘neckbone’ is a wild, go-anywhere ride that welcomes all readers, black and non-black, to climb in, buckle up, and hang on tight.”
“Diehl and Goodrich bypass the tedium of lesson preparations to make their school settings deliciously weird,” Jason Teal writes.
“The most fantastic element of the book isn’t the religion or the space travel but the way people behave,” Alder Fern writes.