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Best Indie Poetry of 2017

  • INDIE

    APPEARANCES

    NOV. 1, 2017

APPEARANCES

by Michael Collins

Strong, moving poems of reflection in a fine collection. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    MOSAIC OF THE DARK

    JAN. 31, 2018

MOSAIC OF THE DARK

by Lisa Dordal

Humming with inspired metaphors and everyday relevance, these poems are gems. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    INTO THE CYCLORAMA

    DEC. 1, 2016

INTO THE CYCLORAMA

by Annie Kim

Gorgeous poems, rich with allusions to music, art, and history from Ancient Greece to the Korean War. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    SPY CAR AND OTHER POEMS

    JAN. 18, 2016

SPY CAR AND OTHER POEMS

by Lynne Handy

A book that takes old words, spruces them up, and puts them out on the highway again. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    A Misplaced Woman

    SEPT. 26, 2016

A Misplaced Woman

by Marcy Heidish

A collection that beautifully finds the holy in the eccentric, the homeless, and the disregarded. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Palamedes

    AUG. 1, 2016

Palamedes

by Kemmer Anderson

A rich, thoughtful collection that generously breathes life into its ancient subject: very fine. Full review >

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