I had the chance to pick up a new volume of poetry each weekend in September, except for the last, and each in a different store.
Mini reviews of two nonfiction anthologies I read this summer: The Feminist Utopia Project and The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.
As September draws to an end, I’m planning on splitting my reading between poetry collections and feminist prose, including Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger and sam sax’s latest work.
The first anthology of Native poets in decades, New Poets of Native Nations spotlights the vast scope and deep impact of new Native poetry.
In Pierce the Skin, American poet Henri Cole explores the ways in which poetry might capture the interior life of the gay male subject, all the while reflecting upon the loneliness endemic to queer life and the restorative power of nature.
Continue reading “on pierce the skin”
From Brooklyn poet Tommy “Teebs” Pico comes the final installment in his trilogy of long poems that explore the nuances of urban life, Indigenous identity, queer love, and more through the use of forms heavily influenced by the frenetic pace of social media and digital communication.