- “Barbie Chang” By Victor Chang, International Examiner, 2018
Barbie Chang is a finely polished, smart book of poems that understands the power of claiming all our identities as one whole, but recognizes the toll it takes to hold onto them.
- “When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities” by Chen Chen, International Examiner, 2017
A mix of bold imagination and gorgeous dream-logic welcomes the reader on every page. I am moved and delighted to the core until it feels as though I “fell in love in midair.”
- “Rapture” by Sjohnna McCray, International Examiner, 2017
McCray may shed an “unwelcome influx of light”….but if there’s a lesson McCray wants us to learn, it’s that “There’s proof of God in light like this.”
- “Raising Mixed Race” by Sharon H. Chang, International Examiner, 2016
This book is as much a manual on empowering communities as it is one on dismantling biases within them.
- “Render / An Apocalypse” by Rebecca Gayle Howell, Cutbank, 2014
Howell has given the literary world a truly unique offering which finds the common ground between poetry, horror, and (human) nature.
- “Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast” by Hannah Gamble, Cutbank, 2013
Gamble’s work extends beyond voice; her voice attains a sense of personhood.
- “Museum of Accidents” by Rachel Zucker, A Bradstreet, 2013
As a poet she is part stunning spectacle, part strangulation, with the ability to make a reader gasp as if before a freefall, a contraction.
- “Otherwise, Soft White Ash” by Kelli Allen, Rattle, 2012
In the same way a person in a straight jacket appears both contained and yet not, these poems throb and push against their form.
- “Flies” by Michael Dickman, Rattle, 2012
I have breaking news for the literary world; you can judge Michael Dickman’s award-winning book, Flies, by its cover.
- “Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line” by Sean Thomas Dougherty, Rattle, 2011
It’s like my father just walked in wearing a Tupac t-shirt.