Chapbook Review

Chapbook Review

a directory of chapbook reviews, presses, and contests

Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press 2015) ~ Margaret Rhee

“[T]here is no sweeter lullaby than the hum of your servomotor.” And with that exquisite line—one of myriads in a wondrous chapbook of poems—Margaret Rhee encapsulates and humanizes our relationship with technology. Part science fiction, all love poems, Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love adeptly illustrates and examines our millennial desires, in […]

Traveling (Hyacinth Girl Press 2015) ~ M. Mack

My shirt removed. A naked sculpture. I am encased in surgical mesh, my armature showing, stripped down to this. I am asking you to puzzle over me. — from Traveling Traveling Hyacinth Girl Press,  2015 Publisher Website: Author Website: About the Author M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. […]

Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever (Dancing Girl Press 2015) ~ Saara Myrene Raappana

“To get a hundred million parts, you must ransom one whole.” Blackbird says, “Saara Myrene Raappana’s poetry reaches deep into the inherent void of our mortality with a strength capable of giving voice to the dead, identifying an utterly human mark on the inanimate world.” In the world of Raappana’s Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever, the […]

To Gain the Day (Red Bird Chapbooks 2015) ~ Anthony Frame

Anthony’s collection of poems deals with issues and aspects of life that we can all find familiar. Don’t we all have parts of our lives that have nothing to do with each other and everything to do with who we are? Anthony, poet, ex-educator, and “pest control technician” explores the way we chose to live, […]