Category Archives: Reviews

A review of “House Dreams”: “Love and fear and the unsettling quiet…”

Review by Rochelle Squires House Dreams Deanna Young Brick Books, 2014 “Beautiful, Astonishing, Wondrous,” the opening poem in Deanna Young’s recent collection, House Dreams, places the reader mid-air in a ‘futuristic insect-god’ of an airplane as unknown turbulence causes a … Continue reading

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A New Energy for Old Lore: A review of “The Poetic Edda”

Review by Robert Colman The Poetic Edda Translated by Jeramy Dodds Coach House Books, 2014 Translation is a sticky business at the best of times. Yes, there is always an original text to which you are beholden, but the ways in … Continue reading

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Surviving the day: A review of “Cycling with the Dragon” by Elaine Woo

Review by Robert Colman Cycling with the Dragon Elaine Woo Nightwood Editions, 2014 Elaine Woo’s debut poetry collection, Cycling with the Dragon, is similar to many first collections; there are poems about childhood, family conflict, the challenge of asserting oneself … Continue reading

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Chekhov in the age of smartphones: A review of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Review By Sasha Singer-Wilson Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Written by Christopher Durang Directed by Rachel Ditor Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage The 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha … Continue reading

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A review of “The Lost Letters”: “Greenwood is full of surprises…”

­­­­­­ Review by Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt The Lost Letters Catherine Greenwood Brick Books, 2013 A good poem has the ability to find a passage into its readers’ minds and then set up camp there, remaining with them years after they’ve … Continue reading

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Review: Glad and Sorry Seasons

Review by Ruth Daniell Glad and Sorry Seasons Catherine Chandler Biblioasis, 2014   Catherine Chandler’s Glad and Sorry Seasons is a successful illustration of the ways in which we as humans search for meaning in the face of passing time, … Continue reading

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