Andrea’s review of Brandi George’s Gog went online today at New Orleans Review.
Gut-wrenching and phantasmagoric, Brandi George’s first full-length poetry collection, Gog, articulates the experience of a young female growing up in an oppressive contemporary rural environment. These poems ask the most fundamental of questions: “Why are some of us disposable.” George dives right into the complicated and often painful cross-section between gender and class; her voice is courageously honest and impressively unfaltering.
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Andrea’s review of Benjamin Grossberg’s Space Traveler has gone online at Moon City Review.
Space Traveler is a knockout for Grossberg, who has busted out of his shell into a mature, outgoing poet-thinker. His previous two collections represented a poet very much entrenched in the Earth: water, soil, vegetation, but also mindfulness; he courageously put himself into his work through philosophical and classical dilemmas of the mind, heart-wrenching frustration of sexual and familial relationships, and even humor.
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