I briefly review five recent poetry titles in the new December issue of Plume, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season: Hera Lindsay Bird’s Hera Lindsay Bird, Michelle Bitting’s The Couple Who Fell to Earth, Bruce Bond’s Black Anthem, Aracelis Girmay’s The Black Maria, and Connie Wanek’s Rival Gardens.
I’m excited to have three new poems in the latest issue of Connotation Press: An Online Artifact (Vol. VIII, Issue II). Special thanks are due to John Hoppenthaler for including them in his November congeries.
Inspired by Goya and our politics of self-destruction, my long poem “The Devouring” published in At Length today. I’m particularly grateful to At Length’s editor Jonathan Farmer, who has given a home to the three longest poems I’ve ever written.
Though it wasn’t ultimately chosen for publication, I’m honored that Catafalque, my third book manuscript, was named a finalist in the Diode Editions Book Contest this fall.
I’m grateful to have two new poems in the latest installment of Queen of Cups (#22) as well as a sonnet in the new issue of Dialogist (Vol. III, Issue IV).