Book Review: Walking the Black Cat

Walking the Black Cat by Charles Simic 1996.  96 pages. Genre: Poetry   Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Laughter of the Sphinx

The Laughter of the Sphinx by Michael Palmer 2016. 96 pages. Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars My Thoughts: The Laughter of the Sphinx is a book of poems that takes us to many exotic and interesting places around the world with surreal and symbolic imagery. I can say one thing if nothing else... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Wingless

The Wingless by Cecilia Llompart Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series 2014. 63 pages Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars My Thoughts: I loved the way the way the poems are laid out in this book. There are 4 parts: Hymnal, Almanac, Wherever We Roam and Take My Body Home. The first part of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Bicycles

Bicycles: Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni 2009. 128 pages Genre: Poetry Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars My Thoughts: Nikki Giovanni is one of the world's most well-known American poets.  And rightfully so.  This lovely book of love poems was a welcome change from the darker and angsty stuff that I normally read (and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Crash into the Day

Crash into the Day by Gary Zarr 2014. 100 pages Genre: Poetry Rating: 4 out of 5 stars My Thoughts: I stumbled upon this gem as I was browsing through my local public library. A self-published book, it doesn't seem to be very well known. It has only 3 Amazon reviews and the only review... Continue Reading →

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