Poetry

Shared Universe By Paul Vermeersch

Shared Universe By Paul Vermeersch

The cover of this seven section book is striking and draws you in. Setting expectations aside, Vermeersch lets the reader encounter a unique group of poems.

Orpheus in our World By Patricia Keeney

Orpheus in our World By Patricia Keeney

This book is divided into four sections and is a new adaptation on orphic hymns. The author was inspired during a meal in Athens. It is a unique presentation of a poem and then a dialogue after illustrating the poem.

Not Even Laughter By Phillip Crymble

Not Even Laughter By Phillip Crymble

The four sections of this book (House Reel, Travelogue, Answer Print, End Title) are intriguing. The author extends that creativity with an opening poem, “Luminology.” The way his book is put together is reminiscent of a play or movie.

The Other Life By Patrick Connors

The Other Life By Patrick Connors

This line “The best poems are written to be read by anyone” in Patrick Connors’ poem “To the Point” sums up what poetry should be.

Undertow by PJ Thomas

Undertow by PJ Thomas

For her first book of poetry, PJ Thomas writes compelling, flavorful verses. Her poems are magnetic and hook the reader from the very first line.

The Blue Moth of Morning Paperback by P. C. Vandall

The Blue Moth of Morning Paperback by P. C. Vandall

P.C. Vandall creates a poetry book in stages: egg, caterpillar, cocoon, and moth which peeks the interest of the reader upon opening the book. Her poems capture a contemplative imagination.

Divided Paperback by Linda Frank

Divided Paperback by Linda Frank

Linda Frank’s writing seeps into the souls of the animal and insect world to bring us clever poetical creations.

Rain Shadow (Robert Kroetsch Series)by Nicholas Bradley

Rain Shadow (Robert Kroetsch Series)by Nicholas Bradley

Bradley writes delicate but precise nature poetry. It takes skill to pull off poems about landscapes, animals, etc.

Baddie One Shoe

Baddie One Shoe

This is a highly original concept poetry book divided into baddies the author knows and baddies she knows of. She writes in layers and her word use colors images into some interesting verses.

Anatomy of an Injury

Anatomy of an Injury

This book of poems is divided into three sections, complimentary of each other. Wallin writes with abandon in free verse and prose in a highly original voice. From the poem “Orange Crush”: