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Book Review – The Only Light Coming In by Joseph Hardy

Joseph Hardy’s poetry book The Only Light Coming In is a volume filled with reflections on relationships, some good, some bad, some still a mystery to the author. Hardy spends time to do introspection on the past in a way we are all familiar with, joys, regrets, and searing moments we’ll never be able to get rid of. The overarching theme to “The Only Light Coming In” could very well be, pick yourself up and…

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Book Review – Arclight by John Biscello

Arclight, by poet John Biscello, is an intriguing book brimming with possibilities. The book is divided into six diverse sections that carry themes through each section and tie them together with spirituality and attention to the relationships between people and creator, people and others, people and self. I enjoyed the mix of short little poems that captured the intricacies of love and relationships, as well as the longer poems that delve into what it means…

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Blackbird: Poems by Laura Grace Weldon – A Review

Blackbird: Poems by Laura Grace Weldon (West Hartford, CT: Grayson Books, 2019) $15.95 The first time I read Laura Grace Weldon’s latest book of poems, Blackbird, I gulped it down all at once like a starved reader. I kept finding poems to fall in love with, lines that made me say, oh, wow, me too. I’ve felt exactly that, keep tissues around for that (Overflow). Oh, there is a name for that feeling (Call of…

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Book Review – Blue Fan Whirring by Mike Jurkovic

Mike’s delightful book of haiku grabs a reader right from the start and never lets go. Powerful images are presented immediately, and unfold throughout the book, interspersed with a few black and white images that are very Zen in their juxtaposition. Some haiku are full of alliteration that makes the mouth sing as you read the rounded syllables. There is a strong presence of nature in these haiku, but also little glimpses into man/woman sliding…

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