Poetry Reviews

Reviewing poetry chapbooks is a wonderful opportunity to engage with another poet’s work. I’ve learned a lot about the techniques poets use when constructing a chapbook in order make a strong impact on the reader. I also have learned more about what it is I most want to feel, understand, and then share about the poetry that has been lovingly collected  and crafted by another poet into what is essentially a small universe. The best chapbooks create an experience that goes beyond organizational craft, into magic. Here are two samples:

A review of:  Each Wild Thing’s Consent by Lauren Davis, for Empty Mirror

A review of: The Dead Kid Poems by Alexis Rhone Fancher, for The Poetry Cafe

Cover of a poetry chapbook, with teh title: Dead Kid Poems, and the author's name, Alexis Rhone Fancher. An image of a blue sky , and a large black crow in mid-flight, about to land on top of a wood fence.