Tag Archives: Lydia Davis

Nicole Sealey – Week 23 Chapbook Chart 2020

At turns humorous and heartbreaking, The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named explores in both formal and free verse what it means to die, which is to say, also, what it means to live. In this collection, Sealey displays … Continue reading

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Thiahera Nurse – Week 22 Chapbook Chart 2020

Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone works as ode and requiem to document the precious narratives held inside the body of a black girl. Opening with declarations of self-love, beauty, eulogy, and Lil’ Kim rapping in the rain, the landscape … Continue reading

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Joseph Massey – Week 18 Chapbook Chart 2020

In his chapbook, Present Conditions, Joseph Massey writes that “the weather within / is the weather without.” His poems chronicle a difficult winter where the universe grows colder, his speaker taking all day to “filter out the debris of a … Continue reading

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Yusef Komunyakaa – Week 17 Chapbook Chart 2020

The poems in Night Animals, by Yusef Komunyakaa, climb so deeply into the being of various beasts, from cricket to leopard to snowy owl, that we read them with an uncanny shiver of recognition. Without ever fully abandoning his human skin, … Continue reading

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Yusef Komunyakaa – Week 16 Chapbook Chart 2020

The poems in Night Animals, by Yusef Komunyakaa, climb so deeply into the being of various beasts, from cricket to leopard to snowy owl, that we read them with an uncanny shiver of recognition. Without ever fully abandoning his human … Continue reading

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Shellley Duffy – Week 15 Chapbook Chart 2020

A Breath I Cannot Take recounts a heartbreaking yet familiar story of the poet’s downward spiral into a deep pit of depression and anxiety. The triggers of domestic violence and family tragedies escalating into drug abuse and debt are not unique … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Thomas – Week 14 Chapbook Chart 2020

Three stories, originally published separately, brought together for the first time…to detail the summoning of a god-like entity from beyond space and time into the vulnerable realm of humans.  DRAWING NO. 8 – In the far-future colony of Punktown, inhabited … Continue reading

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Seth Seong – Week 13 Chapbook Chart 2020

City, Ruby is a chapbook with an existential look inside the modern city persona – a life affected by ever-accelerating technology and the inhumane perception against the poor and working. But under it all, there are moments of pure human connection … Continue reading

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Seth Seong – Week 12 Chapbook Chart 2020

City, Ruby is a chapbook with an existential look inside the modern city persona – a life affected by ever-accelerating technology and the inhumane perception against the poor and working. But under it all, there are moments of pure human connection … Continue reading

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Caroline Furr – Week 11 Chapbook Chart 2020

Caroline Furr studied for a Master of Arts degree in sculpture from California State University and her art has since graced Texas, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Philadelphia. http://carolinefurr.com/ Foreigners have the hungriest of senses. Arriving somewhere new there is the immediate … Continue reading

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