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Make It True Meets Medusario by José Kozer
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This is a challenging book. It's challenging because it's integrity and intention are strong and full, but the overall vision for the book contains gaps, even errors, in the writing and the descriptions themselves. To bring together writers from a sm ...more
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On An Acre Shy of Eternity/ Micro Landscapes at the Edge by Robert  Dash
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An exquisite practice of meditating on the immediate. This is a book about the space that is where we are. The "infinite layers." The micro as the macroscopic. Universes are investigated and discussed with educational poetry. A nice representation of ...more
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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
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What an incredible read. The way that time is portrayed in this book is cinematic. Jump-cuts are jaw-dropping. The reality of race and racism in the south is as prevalent today as it was when the book was written, and the times that were discussed in ...more
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Hawai'i by James Yeary
Hawai'i
by James Yeary
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These poems center on the solar system, the galactic, and the energy that exists between the humanity below and the everything-everything above. I'd love to know more about how this collection came together, and notes on what makes each poem so refer ...more
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The Darkness Call by Gary Fincke
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Decent topics with trance-inducing content. Despite the occasional typo and some pretty awful spacing in the book (due in part to the publisher, and not required of the lyrical essay form), the book does suffer. But overall a generous book to peruse ...more
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Remembrance of Water / Twenty-Five Trees by John Taylor
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Divided into two primary subcollections: Remembrance of Water explores intimate histories with moments and experiences of water in a slow, balanced tone; Twenty-Five Trees is a sequence of homages to many different types of trees from the poet's yout ...more
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The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
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As relevant today as when it was written. It feels like the ins and outs of the damnation from systemic oppression. But the closest details are the most important in their difficulty.
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A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached
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Incredible book. A fantastic look at Lebanon as a place for war and a place for survival.
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Looker by Laura Sims
Looker
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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I have limited experience with romance novels and vampire novels, and young adult literature. All that said, listening to the audio book version of this was both fascinating and...average. I guess I'll have to complete the series!
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Platypus Press is an independent publisher of poetry, fiction & narrative non-fiction based in England. Our literary & arts journal WILDNESS is now op ...more
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