Poems for Modern America: A Review of Floaters by Martín Espada

Floaters: Poems by Martín EspadaMy rating: 5 of 5 starsAbsolutely astounding. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.Opening with the full rage and grief of modern America, Espada gives heartbreaking and powerful voice to immigrants and the children of immigrants in the modern age--capturing the details of individual stories while painting a picture of America … Continue reading Poems for Modern America: A Review of Floaters by Martín Espada

Death and Renewal : Horror and Identity in L.C. Barlow’s “Pivot”

Pivot by L.C. Barlow My rating: 5 of 5 starsI know the author through our MFA program. Review contains non-specific spoilers.From the very first chapter, Barlow shows the reader exactly what sort of world Pivot is going to introduce us to--a world of violence and blood, of evil and coldness. A world of mystery. A … Continue reading Death and Renewal : Horror and Identity in L.C. Barlow’s “Pivot”