By Adam Houle
"Subtle and musical, Houle's lines have, for me, deftly 'rearranged the known world's face.' His compassion is many-layered and extends to both the wild and tame, to dogs and wasps and worms, to the most vulnerable people as well as those who only seem not to need it. His images are stunning. Consider these, describing a well-digger drinking from his hands: 'From the side,/ it looks like prayer. From behind,/ like his chest hitches, like he's sobbing.' You, reader, may trust Adam Houle to deepen your desire for what truly matters in our lives, while simultaneously satisfying this thirst for meaning."
By Adam Tedesco
"A shamanic fever dream of ouroborean reconstitution. Level up."
By Kevin Carey
Kevin Carey's first chapbook, Eviscerare, goes inside the mind of a father with his children on a camping trip. The book length poem is straightforward, quiet, unassuming. Something happens along the way, a shadow appears, unstated, a weight: a father trying to carry on. The shadow (fear, understanding, resignation, acceptance) remains long after the book is put away. (Publication Date: March 1st, 2017.)
By John Knoll
Across the desert, into the city of broken glass and streaming jazz, John Knoll rolls us across the country with a melodic voice. his poems sing with hope and excitement and still maintain contact with that deeper ache that connects us all to each other. One hip-hop soulful tune here in Ghosting America. (Publication Date: February 1st, 2017.)
By Danny Rosen
Primate Poems exemplifies the nature of a very young species coming into awareness of itself. Many of the story-like poems are moments of ‘something going on’ in the midst of ‘normal’ life, walking up the stairs, leaning on the counter, watching the ballgame... Immersed in geological and astronomical thought, these poems ruminate on punctuated equilibrium, the empathy of distance, interactions between dolphin-human-dog-beaver, Japanese tourism, and the possibility that the savior of the trilobites has indeed returned.