'Doomstead Days' by Brian Teare

In this, Teare’s sixth book, he uses his astonishingly precise verse to elucidate what he thinks is perhaps the greatest cause of our current environmental crisis: the ability for humans to see themselves as somehow separate from the world… read more

'The Catamount' by Sarah Van Arsdale

“The Catamount” captures the chaos of a created world through the fixation on the Cat, a creature without native language, used as a totem or guide for those who cannot communicate with them…. read more

'Divining Bones' by Charlie Bondhus

“Part of the ongoing search is the arc towards embracing a queer identity, as both child and man. The language becomes a corridor that moves toward the past and the future, simultaneously, ultimately linking—each informing each.”… read more

'Pet Sounds' by Stephanie Young

In order for a collection about identity to resonate, it must be a collection that lets everything in: Young seems to instinctively and lyrically know this… read more