Patrick James Dunagan has published an appreciative review of Merrill Gilfillan’s Red Mavis at The Rumpus: “Shades of light; shadow of cloud; twitter of this or that fellow creature whether bird, human, or other. It is all a company with which he delights in sharing. The celebration abounds and is quite mutual. Masterly care of not only poetic craft yet tender attention to the event happening in the instant has never been more deceivingly displayed with such apparent ease.” To read the full review, go here.
Pager-Turner, The New Yorker‘s blog, has a wonderful appreciation (by Stephen Burt) of Ronald Johnson’s ARK and Peter O’Leary’s Phosphorescence of Thought: “Of all the ambitious, syncretic, idiosyncratic, American modernist long poems (and we have had more than a few), ARK is the most spiritual, the most celebratory, and maybe the most fun.” Read the full post here.