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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Organic Nostalgia

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Button Poetry for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Lured by nostalgia quick wit, I fell head over heels for Phil Kayes newest release Date & Time. This is a book of self-exploration yet the personal details work to tickles the readers own nostalgia. Beginning... Continue Reading →

Ambiguously Opinionated Poetry

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Milkweed Editions for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  The Mirrormaker by Brian Laidlaw is an abstract collection of poetry accompanied by a companion album. Below is a review of exclusively Laidlaw's poetry from this collection, not his music. Focusing on different dimensions and... Continue Reading →

Join The Wolf Pack

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Screamin Skull Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Wow, I just discovered some extremely interesting writers through Howls from the Underground, a brand-new anthology from Screamin' Skull Press. I was already familiar with Tony and Nicole Nesca’s work, but I learned to... Continue Reading →

Hispanic Hippy

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Milkweed Editions for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Ada Limón has done it again with her upcoming release of The Carrying. This slick book of poetry is brimming with feminism and personal exploration. Limón tackles the big questions in life yet she uses simple... 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 →

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 →

Commiserate with a Democrat

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Screamin’ Skull Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Pick up your travel size copy of Last Stop to Saskatoon – an essential read for struggling Democrats these days. Warning, poet Tony Nesca is hilarious, opinionated, and may even remind you of Bukowski. Just... Continue Reading →

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