'Obscenely Yours' by Angelo Nikolopoulos

It can be hard to tell if Angelo Nikolopolous’s debut collection is a masterfully lyrical tribute to gay sexuality or a highly sexualized vehicle for his lyric mastery. Obscenely Yours is both a romp and an expose. The collection is not defiant, but celebratory, as excited about the pleasures of language as the pleasures of the… read more

'Western Practice' by Stephen Motika

Western Practice (Alice James Books) is a homage to California and its artists, but it is also a movement of history and geography, and what the west has meant (and still means) to the writer. Packed with images of its bays and fowl, cities and bridges, hills and valleys, Stephen Motika (program director of the Poets… read more