Reviews: What we’ve been reading lately

February 8, 2011

It just so happens that your ringmasters — Carolee, Deb and Jill — read quite a bit of poetry. And we bet you to, too.

Since we have a “reviews” heading under the Big Top, why not point you in the direction of recent blog posts from community members about books?

We’ll start it off:

  • Carolee read  Rough Honey by Melissa Stein recently and has a few words (and some representative lines) at her blog, Carolee Sherwood.
  • Deb read Blameless Mouth by Jessica Fox-Wilson and is stop number two on a virtual blog tour. She shares bits of poems, links to some found online, and provides a Q&A on the question of personal/persona poetry.

Have you posted about a poetry collection you’re reading? It doesn’t have to be a full-fledged or formal review. Email a link to your post to We’ll gather up your links and every week or so (not on any particular schedule — remember how laid back we are around here?) plop them into a Big Tent post. We think it will be fun to hear your voices not just in your own poems but in how you react to the poetry of others!


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3 Responses to “ Reviews: What we’ve been reading lately ”

  1. Rachel Barenblat on February 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve got reviews of Yehoshua November’s book God’s Optimism, and of Merle Feld’s book finding words, coming out Zeek at some point. I’ll drop a link when those reviews go live!

  2. Crafty Green Poet on February 9, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I recently reviewed Jackie Kay’s new book Fiere for Brighton Blogger’s Book After Book blog – you can read it at:

    I’ve also just reviewed Mark Doty’s My Alexandria on my over Forty Shades Blog:

  3. Madeleine Begun Kane on February 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    My post and haiku about Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden Of Verses isn’t exactly a review. It’s more of a recollection of a strong childhood memory and influence: A Childhood Shadow.