Erin Wilson writes poems that are superiorly precise and well connected. Her use of language is skillful and unique. From the poem “Tangerine”: “There have been times / when all forests have been folded / and all their darkness / funneled by the folds / to flood the inkwell of my mind.”
Celeste Nazeli Snowber’s poetry book is a collection that examines being raised by an artistic mother who survived the Armenian genocide. Her writing is intuitive and filled with flavor. From the poem “Stained Glass Love”:
Skov-Nielsen writes vulnerable and edgy poems in this collection. Her voice has a way of stirring emotions while giving you a glimpse into the raw underbelly of life. From the poem “Epiphany”: “A turkey vulture carves a holding pattern overhead, / is called to land by a sweet-smelling carcass.”
Elizabeth Greene opens up her book of poems with one telling the reader what she likes about poetry. She seems to like the persistence of it, according to the poem. Her poems are mostly free verse and prose.
This book of poems is written In memory of Marguerite Bourgeoys, 1620-1700. Van Der Meer tries to explore feelings and thoughts of Bourgeoys in these poems. From poem #8: “The best opportunities / sometimes come without / us looking for them.”