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Amanda’s Third Review

Amanda Rutstein Poetry review #3 Stephanie Hemphill’s poetry volume, Your Own, Sylvia; a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath attempts to create a timeline of Sylvia Plath’s life through the voices of her family and friends using Plath’s unique sound. This is an incredibly ambitious project and could truly have transformed Plath’s biographical landscape, but it […]

Poetry Review #2

Julianna Baggott’s third volume of poetry, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees is an amazing tribute to the craft of writing and the gift of imagination in the world around us. The volume is broken up into five parts, each containing between nine and eleven poems. The different sections themselves are uniform in that they all […]

A Poetry Review

Judith Harris’ 2006 poetry volume, The Bad Secret contains several separate confessional lyrics, split into four distinct sections, that combine to tell a generational story of the lives of the women in her family. Despite her almost glaring use of clichés, I really enjoyed this volume and I think it displays a nice juxtaposition between […]