By James Deahl
By David Lee
By Todd Davis
By Ed Roberson
By Anna Journey
"Anna Journey's poetry is basically magical." -- David Lynch, director of Blue Velvet and author of dual Peaks
"Anna Journey's moment choice of poems is great and brings anything designated and wild out of a brilliant evening, an imagery that reveals its personal precious tune, like surprising remoted birdsongs at sunrise. The multiplying shadows of the brain are made external the following, strangely illustrated with anecdotal suggestion. And Dante not concludes that each one fans are martyrs. i am so chuffed to have this paintings in my life." -- Norman Dubie, writer of The Volcano
"Anna trip, in her new e-book of poems, Vulgar treatments, creates an alchemical self whose shimmering limbic/alembic lyrics distill the mysterious terrors of formative years, the harmful passions of adults, into her personal honey-dusk 'voodun': protecting, purified to gold. Poetry is often a time laptop: right here we're invisible tourists to a bewitched earlier, a fantastically occluded destiny. those poems are erotic, vertiginous, revelatory, their fabulous lyric strength reflecting profound airtight life." -- Carol Muske-Dukes, writer of dual Cities
By bell hooks
Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is widely known as one of many nation's top intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her distinctive pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American girl who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and kid's books mirror her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in faculties and unwelcome authority figures. one in all Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can switch Your Life," hooks has gained extensive acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks maintains her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a suite of poems encouraged by means of her adolescence within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. instantaneously meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the adventure of residing in Appalachia. pertaining to such issues because the marginalization of its humans and the environmental degradation it has suffered through the years, hooks's poetry quietly elegizes the sluggish lack of an identification whereas additionally celebrating that that is consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's now not whole.
By Ida Therese Jablanovec
It's facts that Chicago is on the middle of a literary awakening in America-from the road point on up.
By Andru Kontra
By Fernando Berton
By Penny Dunning