'Advice from the Lights' by Stephen Burt

On the one hand, Advice from the Lights is deft, bubbly, poised, polished, consistently witty, affecting an air of light verse. On the other, it is a document of barely constrained, messy emotion. … read more

'Proprietary' by Randall Mann

A poetic formalist who has close affinities with Thom Gunn, Mann’s breathtaking skill is every bit apparent in his latest collection of poems, Proprietary. … read more

'Elegy Department Spring' by Kay Gabriel

Selected as a finalist by Richard Siken for the 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Prize, Gabriel’s latest chapbook is a thunderous, heady sonnet cycle about beloved icon Candy Darling…. read more