Diamonds and Dirty Talk​

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Wave Books for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Hang on baby, this is a good one! I was blown away by of Chelsey Minnis's recent release Baby, I Don't Care. I sped through this 272-page collection of poetry with vigor--smirking at the sassy chaos. This... Continue Reading →

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Delightfully​ Crude Stanzas

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Four Way Books for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Happy birthday America! In the haze of my celebration last week, I was not on my A-game and unfortunately, I didn't get around to posting any reviews. I apologize. While I didn't write last... Continue Reading →

Little Yellow Flowers and Confessions

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Milkweed Editions for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Enjoy the endless supply of yellow flowers on the cover of Grady Chambers' most recent release North American Stadiums. Open the stiff pages of this 93-page collection of poetry which explores widely politics themes mingled with personal stories... Continue Reading →

Lines Like Daggers

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Red Hen Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Erin Coughlin Hollowell's personal and heartbreaking collection of poetry, Every Atom kept my attention the whole way through. Anticipating the contentious heartache and organic language, I read with vigor.  Every Atom is the perfect title for... Continue Reading →

Inner Turmoil and Chinese Smog

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Ha Jin’s recent release A Distant Center is my type of poetry! It actually reminded me of my own writing, which made for a very interesting read. This 71-page collection is full of... Continue Reading →

Light, Airy Poems with a Vodka Sting

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Coffee House Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Immerse yourself in Joseph Lease’s most recent release The Body Ghost. I truly enjoyed all nine sections in this book. I adored the light airiness of these short, straight to the point poems. While there... Continue Reading →

Palestinian-American Poet and Physician

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Milkweed for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah has just released his fourth collection of poetry, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. Joudah’s poetry is a vulnerable and abstract representation of his life. Each of his... Continue Reading →

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