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Michael Dennis
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Life as It - Daneen Wardrop (The Ashland Poetry Press)
Wardrop's third book of poetry is a determined whimsy.

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Life as IT - Daneen Wardrop (The Ashland Poetry Press)
Today's book of poetry: Life as IT.   Daneen Wardrop.  The Ashland Poetry Press.  Ashland University.  Ashland, Ohio.  2016. Winner of the Richard Snyder Publication Prize Buddhas and Beethovens populate these provocative prose poems like a flutter of rose ...

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Acquired Community - Jane Byers (Caitlin Press)
Jane Byers second book of poetry should be required reading for both poetry and social history classes. Gender studies as well.

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Acquired Community - Jane Byers (Caitlin Press)
Today's book of poetry: Acquired Community.   Jane Byers.  Caitlin Press.  Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.  2016. When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it become less and less important whether I am afraid - Audre ...

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Blue Hallelujahs - Cynthia Manick (Black Lawrence Press)
Strong words about what it takes for a Black woman to grow up and be strong in an unwelcoming world. Manick is a poet worth watching.

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Blue Hallelujahs - Cynthia Manick (Black Lawrence Press)
Today's book of poetry: Blue Hallelujahs.   Cynthia Manick.  Black Lawrence Press,  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  2016. "we don't choose what haunts us"                                                                                                from Mind th...

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Love is a very long word - Majlinda Bashllari (Guernica Editions)
Love is a very long word is Bashllari's first book of poetry in English. She writes beautiful poems as though she invented the language. Stunning stuff.

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Love is a very long word - Majlinda Bashllari (Guernica Editions)
Today's book of poetry: Love is a very long word.   Majlinda Bashllari.  Guernica Editions.  Essential Poets 233.  Toronto - Buffalo - Lancaster (U.K.).  2016. What joy.  Majlinda Bashllari's Love is a very long word  was such a pleasure to read that it sna...

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On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood - Richard Harrison (Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn)
Narrative poetry at its finest. Harrison's tone continues to mature and deepen.

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On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood - Richard Harrison (Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn)
Today's book of poetry: On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood.   Richard Harrison.  Buckrider Books.  Wolsak & Wynn.  Hamilton, Ontario.  2016. Micheline Maylor recently referred to Richard Harrison as the best narrative poet in Canada.  Those could ...
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