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BOOK REVIEW: Saudade by Traci Brimhall

BOOK REVIEW: Saudade by Traci Brimhall

September 18, 2018


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As youthfully seductive as it is disturbingly woeful, few collections have captured nostalgic grief with the lyric eloquence of Traci Brimhall’s Saudade. A 2017 publication of Copper Canyon Press, Brimhall’s collection is stylistically distinctive, a cocktail of verse novel and lyric play, reminiscen...

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BOOK REVIEW: frontpew@paradise by JV Brummels

August 30, 2018


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What is a cowboy? In the twenty-first century world of glowing screens and averted eyes, have we lost appreciation for “red-grass hills,” “Old skinny cows / bellies round with calf” and manure on scuffed boots? Published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2017, JV Brummels’ ...

BOOK REVIEW: What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

BOOK REVIEW: What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

April 14, 2018


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Published by Wayne State College Press in 2018, Barbara Schmitz’s most recent collection, What Bob Says (Some More) is simultaneously a tribute to a lifelong love and an honest, oftentimes humorous, portrait of the natural friction a marriage of over forty years bears, laughs about, and eventually, em...

BOOK REVIEW: Gathering Place by David Wyatt

BOOK REVIEW: Gathering Place by David Wyatt

April 2, 2018


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In Gathering Place, published by Wayne State College Press in 2016, David Wyatt uses a voice of almost candid nonchalance to address the complex, existential inquiry of some of life’s simplest moments. The result is a collection as authentically humorous as it is somber and reminiscent, a rumbling v...

BOOK REVIEW: It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

BOOK REVIEW: It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

March 25, 2018


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Published in 2016 by Logan House, an imprint of WSC Press, Greg Kosmicki’s It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere is a refreshingly sincere collection that examines the surprisingly complex mundanities of a well-contemplated life in the Great Plains. From nature’s “language we can’t live long enough to...

BOOK REVIEW: The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets

BOOK REVIEW: The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets

March 17, 2018


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Who doesn’t want to be the first to discover something? What about someone? What about forty-three someones? Published by WSC Press in 2017, The Flat Water Stirs: An Anthology of Emerging Nebraska Poets is a significant collection that provides a unique opportunity to its readers: a chance to nibbl...

BOOK REVIEW: What is Left Behind: Garden Elegies by Stephanie A. Marcellus

BOOK REVIEW: What is Left Behind: Garden Elegies by Stephanie A. Marcellus

November 29, 2017


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Published by Finishing Line Press in 2017, Stephanie A. Marcellus’s What is Left Behind: Garden Elegies is a poignantly relatable collection, a brief but thoroughly imaginative reflection on loss and the exhaustingly human need to remember, “to trace the roots / that creep undetected / beneat...

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