Blue Fifth Reviews
Blue Fifth Reviews – (April 2017 / #9)
Any conscientious critic who has ever had to review a new volume of poetry in a limited space knows that the only fair thing to do would be to give a series of quotations without comment but, if he did so, his editors would complain that he was not earning his money.
–W. H. Auden, “Reading”
Each month the editors will select collections of poetry, flash, and short fiction to present to our readers. We will be heeding Auden’s advice, listing, without comment, key passages that we consider representative of the featured works. Our hope is that readers will also be moved, and will seek out the books.
April 2017 / #9 – Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman, Benign Protection by Anne Elezabeth Pluto, A Curmudgeon Is Born by Heath Brougher, Standards of Sadiddy by Jonathan Penton, and Graduating from Eternity by John Goode
October 2016 / #8 Chapbook Edition – Trace Particles by Allison Joseph, Pleasure Trout by Gloria Mindock, The Lunatic Ball by Margo Taft Stever, Meat Machine by Susan Swanton, and Stone Bride Madrigals by Nicolette Wong
June 2016 / #7 – Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard, Justice Freedom Herbs by Margaret Rozga, and Longshot & Ghazal by Dennis Mahagin
February 2016 / #6 – The Map of What Happened by Susan Elbe, The Children’s War and Other Poems by Shaindel Beers, and The Narrow Circle by Nathan Hoks
December 2015 / #5 – Kohl & Chalk by Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Beast in the Apartment by Tony Barnstone, and between my eye and the light by Paul Breslin
November 2015 / #4 – Tribute to Walter Bjorkman
September 2015 / #3 – Alloy by Jan Bottiglieri, Brief Nudity by Larry O. Dean, and Letters from Aldenderry by Philip Nikolayev
July 2015 / #2 – Poeta en San Francisco by Barbara Jane Reyes, Together We Can Bury It by Kathy Fish, and a half-red sea by Evie Shockley
June 2015 / #1 – Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance by Tim Suermondt, The Undermining of the Democratic Club by Rob Cook, and The Park of Upside-Down Chairs by Alexandra van de Kamp