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.
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.
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.
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.
Linda Frank’s writing seeps into the souls of the animal and insect world to bring us clever poetical creations.
Bradley writes delicate but precise nature poetry. It takes skill to pull off poems about landscapes, animals, etc.
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.
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”:
I have read the now and then haibun (poetic form combining prose poem and haiku) and while I found them interesting, that was it, okay for a onesie-twosie. This is a book of haibun, and it blew my socks off!
Reading Joan McNerney’s latest collection, At Work, recalled my first day on the job as an apprentice printer in Bloomington....