‘Prospect/Refuge’ by Elaine Sexton

Prospect/Refuge (The Sheep Meadow Press), the third collection of poetry by Elaine Sexton, opens with an assertion that establishes the cool, assessing tone characterizing even its most intimate moments: “I did not choose you/chose me. And only/occasionally.”… read more

‘Felicity’ by Mary Oliver

Over her past few collections, Mary Oliver has moved away from the sweeping depictions of nature and fascination with religion that permeated her early and mid-career books. In her most recent work published by Penguin Press, she has focused on short poems about over-coming depression, rediscovering love, and celebrating joy as well as gratitude. In… read more