book reviews

Reviews of the best poetry books, collections and anthologies; discover poems and up-and-coming poets across all cultures, genres and themes.

Snyder Embarks on a Poetic Journey
Sarah Dickenson Snyder is no stranger to the world of verse or, as it turns out, the greater world at large. In Notes From A Nomad, Snyder knits together her many forays throughout distant countries a...
Karen Akers Uses a Quiet Art to Speak out Loudly
There are several noteworthy poems flitting about among the pages of Karen Ankers's poetry collection, One Word At A Time. Published in 2017 by Tylluan Press, Ankers's book of poems serves as a form o...
Praise for Lauren Scharhag's First Collection of Poems
Lauren Scharhag's 2013 publication, West Side Girl & Other Poems, is her first and only collection of poetry. Upon review, this exciting piece of work could perhaps be more aptly described as an assem...
Poet Review: Rupi Kaur
Over the past few years, Rupi Kaur has become one of today's most popular poets. At just 25, the Canadian-Indian poet is the author and illustrator of two New York Times Bestsellers: milk and honey, a...
In Geraldine Connolly's Newest Book, a Beautiful Melancholy Is Found
Instantaneously mesmerizing, Aileron's cover alone alerts tempted readers that they will be transported to elsewhere, perhaps to some mysterious plane which will allow them to view this mortal coil th...
Susana H. Case Offers Excitement, Ghosts and Goats
Open Susana H. Case's Drugstore Blue and embark on a time traveling journey filled with decisive and imaginative verse. This is a brilliant collection which repudiates the notion that poetry is a leth...
Belle Denkaa year ago
S.L Gray: and the Things That Couldn't Be Written About
S.L Gray is a poet and author. Her book is on Amazon at Skin, Bones, and Too Much Love. Her honesty in her answers is something to be admired in an artist and in a human being. I asked her to let me i...
Cheryl Lynna year ago
Book Review: Emily Corwin - 'Tenderling'
Like the faeries and sirens of traditional lore, Corwin's poetry is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Her writing has the rhythm of a folktale and the surreal logic of a dream, with intertwining themes...
In Review: 'The Paradox Complex' by C. L. Williams
First impressions are everything and poet C. L. Williams does not fail to make an impression with his eighth book of poetry, The Paradox Complex. The overall structure of the book, rather than the poe...
Karen Paul Holmes Creates Attainable Poetry
Poetry as an art form has the (sometimes rather apt) reputation of remaining elusive to the casual reader. Newcomers to the delightful world of verse may become locked in an eternal struggle with the ...
Samantha Poppa year ago
'Milk and Honey' Review
Shopping at my local Walmart for some groceries and some household items, I came across a paperback copy of "milk and honey" by Rupi Kaur. Everyone has been raving about how great this book was and al...
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Viktoria Pappa year ago
'365 Sleepless Nights'
"A restless year. Four hopeless seasons. Fifty-two obsessive weeks. Three hundred and sixty-five sleepless nights. One poetic journal of change, loss, damage, sorrow, healing, good and evil, chaos and...
Kayla Starra year ago
Ovid's Movement From Mythology
Introduction Through great minds we receive great intellect, but furthermore, greater comprehension of cultural diversity throughout periodical works. We gain the ancient stories of the fulfillment of...
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Altair Ea year ago
Why Rupi Kaur Is a Poet
I see everywhere people angrily calling out Rupi Kaur and saying, "She is not a poet," or, "She doesn't write poetry." I always sit in disbelief when I see these words. I am put into two states: 1. be...
Mish Graham2 years ago
Across Many Waters ​
Lonely on a bus to the shore Feelings are expensive The day’s not done but I minus well be… I breathe into this deep space inside my chest That I didn’t know was there before. And I asked, “When’s the...
Kelsey Forjan2 years ago
Walker World
What do you feel when you touch her hands? nothing I answered, physically I have never felt them, Because when I touch her I don’t feel her hands, I feel her beyond her thoughts, I feel her essence, h...
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Crystal Pearl2 years ago
Love is...
I regret my inability to overcome the pain of all my disappointments. So I try to live without expectation and there by maintain a threadbare existence. To simply live and to simply give. To look beyo...
Yosh Young2 years ago
Winter is Coming
Dark wings Dark words Dark wings Dark words Long summer is ending Innocence must die The wolf must hunt and the raven must fly Old bones remember the sting and the bite The Others come silent in a bla...