Erica Goss’s Night Court, Reviewed by David E. Poston

Erica Goss Night Court Glass Lyre Press Reviewer: David E. Poston Erica Goss’s Lyrebird Prize-winning new collection, Night Court, begins by pulling readers into a world of eerie sounds in the dark of night. It positions us on the edge of what the book’s final poem calls the “floating world” between real and surreal. When […]

Brittney Corrigan – Lepidopterist’s Daughter

        Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collection Navigation (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, 2012) and the chapbook 40 Weeks (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and she is the poetry editor for the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the […]

Jessica Yuan – Origin Point

Origin Point In the naturalist’s study each shelf is preserved as he kept it, a row of bird feathers, fish skeletons, a severed hand tied at the stump with lace doily and ribbon, red-spined seashells, skulls of lesser humans, a hydrocephalic fetus, pinecones, iridescent beetles, a yellow lump of skin pushing formaldehyde to the top […]

Aaron White – caged school buses in Kankakee

caged school buses in Kankakee alarm clock on the carpet where my dresser used to be. if I’ve learned anything it’s that books can’t teach me. you are the capstone course of my formative years. I’m educated in: •   Your embrace •   Whiskey eyes •   Birdless banter this I’ll remember as I run from home […]

Stephen Toskar – Repaying an Immigrant for Teaching Me How to Steal, Long Island, May 1955

Repaying an Immigrant for Teaching Me How to Steal, Long Island, May 1955 Fannie tried to teach me how to steal spring, but it’s taken years to get the knack. First I had to imagine a 6-year-old refugee with a rag doll disembarking circa 1892    in New York after weeks of skulking across Europe—after months […]