Part honest autobiography and part lyrical ode to the complex California landscape, this book is an entrancing invitation.

Ada Limón

 

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Colby’s ambitious, labyrinthine, and wildly intimate eighth book takes this measure, fractally, propositionally, as if from within a hall of purportedly false mirrors that are still the only accessible mirrors on earth.

Anna Moschovakis

 

 

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Roberto Tejada’s stunning survey demonstrates that our contemporary “crisis” (rendered in border walls and family separations) constitutes no exception to the politics of the Americas. Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness considers a poetics of encounters (“the historically contingent events by which a subject is shaped”) across the contact zones of the Americas, offering  “provisional glimmers” across a variety of poetic and image-making practices.

-Susan Briante

 

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Sharp in their vulnerability, the poems in Grace Shuyi Liew’s Careen are injurious wounds, moving through a cavernous politics, breaking off, turning in, and restructuring memory as scaffolding, pain as terrifying recurrence.

Raquel Salas Rivera

 

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Tupelo Quarterly reviews I Was Not Born

When art and pain collide, a perfectly complicated and beautiful book sometimes emerges. Such is Julia Cohen’s I WAS NOT BORN, her third and latest work. It is a lifetime achievement and commingles poetry, transcripts of therapy sessions, letters, meditations, and...

Review of Between Grammars at Entropy

Vogel describes her early experiences of reading and writing as “a bridging between [her] voice and [her] body,” as a kind of communion. “Language slowed the world for me,” she recalls, “it gave me a sense of tactility, a skin to encase my thinking.” Vogel’s visceral...