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Everything Awake: A Review

September 18, 2023

by COLIN DEKEERSGIETER   Sasha Steensen, Everything Awake (Shearsman Books, 2020), pp.90.  Sasha Steensen’s Everything Awake is a poetry driven by the vertigo of life’s work, maintaining a legacy begun by Hesiod and continued by — to name a few …

“The Anatomy of Missing:” A Review of Things to Make and Break

February 27, 2019

by JORDAN KLEVDAL May-Lan Tan, Things to Make and Break (Coffee House Press, October 2018), pp. 204 The arrival of the new year means that coffee shops, bars, and restaurants are filled with the same canned exchanges: “Last year flew … Read more

Wie Wir Schlafen (The Way We Sleep)

November 17, 2017

— Poet: Farhad Showghi is a psychiatrist, poet and translator who resides in Hamburg, Germany. He is the author of the poetry collections Die große Entfernung, Ende des Stadtplans and In verbrachter Zeit. Ende des Stadtplans was published in English … Read more

Super Extra Grande: A Review

May 23, 2017

by DOREEN THIERAUF Restless Books, June 2016, 160 pp. Originally written in Spanish (2012) and masterfully translated into English by David Frye, Super Extra Grande is a genre-bending space opera as original and erudite as its author, a hair metal … Read more

The Captain of Moods

December 16, 2016

by LESLEE BECKER The name-calling started with an argument about John Wayne. We’d been watching a John Wayne movie on TV, my mother laying it on about The Duke’s good looks and heroism. My father shook his head. “John Wayne … Read more