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reviewed Alone With Love Songs. July 29, 2013
Alone With Love Songs
Alone with Love Songs is a very personal, almost biographical, collection of poetry by Edwin Romond. Most of the selections in this collection focus on jewel points in Romond's life that have had either …
reviewed Poetry Unplugged. December 02, 2011
Poetry Unplugged
Poetry Unplugged   Author: Irene Brodsky            Poet, author, singer, and writer Irene Brodsky's poetry collection titled,   "Poetry …
reviewed Poems of Awakening. September 12, 2011
Poems of Awakening
Poems of Awakening is a collection of poems to be read during savasana. Savasana, also known as the death pose, is meant for deep relaxation. The book is divided into seven parts: My Body Effervesces, …
reviewed Water the Moon. July 15, 2011
Water the Moon by Fiona Sze-Lorrain
  How that is that we tend to shy away from that which sees too deeply into us, I don't know, I can't say. I have carried Fiona Sze-Lorrain's debut poetry collection, Water the Moon, along with …
reviewed Poetry in Person: Twenty-Five Years o.... February 22, 2011
Poetry in Person: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with American Poets
Lovingly edited by Alexander Neubauer from dozens of cassette tapes Pearl London recorded during her classes with contemporary poets over twenty-five years, this book deserves a proper reading by every …
reviewed Sacred Cows ... and Other Edibles. November 28, 2010
Sacred Cows ... and Other Edibles
When encountering an artist's work for the first time, especially one who's lauded doubly for her writing ability and Civil Rights activism (and the coupling of both), it's dismaying when …
reviewed Dante's Purgatorio. October 29, 2010
Dante's Purgatorio
This follows the pair's illustrated, surfer-Californian speak, pop culture-enriched version of Dante's inferno. That dragged us downscale into a strip-mall, back-alley, gang-tagged, trashed and …
reviewed Immersed in Verse - An informative, S.... September 30, 2010
Immersed in Verse - An informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life
I showed a couple of fellow writers my children's story in rhyme and they suggested I do some study in poetry. This is one of a number of books I picked up to give me a better idea of what poetry …
reviewed Endless Repetition of An Ordinary Mir.... September 20, 2010
Endless Repetition of An Ordinary Miracle
The title of this poetry collection by Marjory Heath Wentworth is as aptly chosen, as precisely picked, as delicately distilled, as every other word she has written in these 88 pages. The Endless Repetition …
reviewed Here. August 31, 2010
Here
When this slim volume arrived in the noon mail, I put down what I was doing and read it right away. That's how much I enjoy Szymborska's exceptional, soaring yet concrete poetry. It didn't hurt that the …
posted a Quick Tip about The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatori.... August 26, 2010
Michelino's painting of Dante and his poem.
Dante was absolutely breathtaking for the journey he took us on, the poetic style he chose, and the symmetry and structure of his creation. Before 'Narnia' and 'Lord of the Rings' came 'The Divine Comedy'! …
reviewed Amorous Shepherd: Poems. August 21, 2010
Amorous Shepherd: Poems
Micheaux, Dante. "Amorous Shepherd: Poems", Sheep Meadow, 2010.    Lyrically Lovely    Amos Lassen    Dante Micheaux writes musical poetry that …
in the land of the balloon-shaped monkeys
Rory Miller continues to surprise us. In his first book DISCOVERING BEAUTIFUL: ON THE ROAD TO SOMEWHERE he had this reader convinced there was a special talent in his mind and hands, a sort of medieval …
reviewed New Pony: A Horse Less Anthology. August 18, 2010
New Pony: A Horse Less Anthology
NEW PONY: A Horse Less Anthology edited by Jen Tynes and Erika Howsare is as unique as any poetry anthology on the market today. Beginning with the bizarre 'pony' depicted on the cover by illustrator …
Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS
PERSISTENT VOICES is a collection of poems written by poets who represent one tragic gap in our world dueling with the spectre of AIDS. These are the words to each other, to fellow travelers in that heinous …
reviewed The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatori.... August 08, 2010
Michelino's painting of Dante and his poem.
This was required reading for a graduate course in medieval history. Norton edition has great articles to help explain the work and is a great translation. Dante Alighieri's (1265-1321) "Devine …
reviewed Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems. July 30, 2010
Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an outspoken, vitriolic isolationist during World War II; that stance has colored his reputation as a poet and a human forevermore. But his 'isolation' was more than merely …
reviewed Poetry Speaks Expanded--Poets Read Th.... July 28, 2010
Poetry Speaks Expanded--Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath
"Long before there was writing, there was poetry" is how the first of the three CDs begins. And you hear Tennyson reading his work way back in the 1800s from some kind of wax things. Honestly, …
reviewed Exiliana. July 26, 2010
Exiliana
When one is stripped of country, home, family, lover, to what does one cling? Mariela Griffor will always have language, her chosen tool to rebuild. In this, in her poetry, she takes root. She has found …
reviewed Mockingbird Come Home. July 26, 2010
Mockingbird Come Home
Yesterday afternoon, I sat in my backyard and read this collection of poems. It was a beautiful summer day. Perhaps it was the perfect day for contemplation. Mockingbird Come Home brought me back to a …
TO SUMMON ANGELS: the metaphysical
The spiritual journey, the path to self, opening to the great unknown, connecting to God...     Whatever you call it or however you describe the process, finding one's own personal …
reviewed A Journey into Tomorrow. July 16, 2010
A Journey into Tomorrow
While the verse in this book is not deeply moving, it does stir some of your base emotions. Tinto demonstrates some fledgling talent as a poet; her verses cover many of the aspects of human existence. …
stranger music selected works of leonard cohen
   Although much better known as a songwriter and performer, Leonard Cohen started his career as a popular Canadian poet. This volume is one I would recommend as a good overview of his work …
reviewed An Atlas of the Difficult World. July 09, 2010
I know you are reading this poem as you pace beside the stove   warming milk, a crying child on your shoulder, a book in your         hand   because …
reviewed The Prophet (book). July 03, 2010
Prophet
A prophet who spent twelve years in a city by the sea finally sees coming the ship that will carry him back home. We don’t know why he was there, why did he have to wait and not even his name – …
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