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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Poetry Review: “One Lark, One Horse” — Michael Hofmann’s Comic Skepticism by Ed Meek

Michael Hofmann nicely captures our age of truthiness and alternate facts and multiple perspectives, the hollowness of everything from the news-cycle to pop-up restaurants, all of the distr…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Poetry Review: “Come Closer and Listen” — Is Brusque and Amusing Enough? by Ed Meek

In his new book, poet Charles Simic employs his customary strategies, but he seldom achieves the intensity he once did. The post Poetry Review: “Come Closer and Listen” — Is Brusque a…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Poetry Review: “Frozen Charlotte” — Plenty of Pleasure by Ed Meek

In Frozen Charlotte, Susan de Sola provides readers with enough aesthetic pleasure and thoughtful commentary about today's world to remind us of just how good -- and necessary -- poetry can…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Book Review: “Uninhabitable Earth” — Incentivizing Survival by Ed Meek

We will find out how much the future of the earth matters in the next Presidential election. The post Book Review: “Uninhabitable Earth” — Incentivizing Survival appeared first on The …

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Book Review: “Treading the Uneven Road” — Mercilessly Following Obsessions by Ed Meek

L. M. Brown writes with a sure hand about men and women beset with dreams and longings, who fall in and out of love with each other, and who harbor secrets that shape their lives in unpredic…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Poetry Commentary: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100 — The Beats Go On by Ed Meek

The Beats came before the '60s, the decade of civil rights protests, women’s rights, the anti-war movement, and the civil strife that included riots and assassinations. The post Poetry Com…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Poetry Review: “Peaches Goes It Alone” — A Comic Ode to the Age of Trump by Ed Meek

In the age of truthiness, poet Frederick Seidel's is a welcome voice. The post Poetry Review: “Peaches Goes It Alone” — A Comic Ode to the Age of Trump appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Book Review: “America, The Farewell Tour” — Has Our Ship Already Sailed? by Ed Meek

America the Farewell Tour and American Pyschosis are well worth taking to heart -- both to provide provocative perspective on what is happening and to spur us into action.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Book Review: “The Mars Room” — Women Behind Bars by Ed Meek

The strength of The Mars Room is its compelling vision of the stultifying and claustrophobic underworld of women in prison.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Poetry Review: The Devolution of Eileen Myles by Ed Meek

One of the fears of poets and, I imagine, all writers, is that you’ll reach a certain age and you’ll run out of gas.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Poetry Review: A.E. Stallings’ “Like” — Good and Clever by Ed Meek

Despite its occasional confusions, this is poetry I will return to -- to re-experience A.E. Stallings' wit, wisdom, and word-smithing.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Book Review: “Debris” — Deep into Grieving by Ed Meek

L. H. Brown has also written poetry, and she brings some of that lyrical know-how to her promising first novel.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Book Review: “The View From Flyover Country” — Sounding the Alarm by Ed Meek

If you want to understand what is going on in the United States today, journalist Sarah Kendzior is a good resource.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Poetry Review: “Not Elegy, But Eros” — A Skilled New Voice by Ed Meek

Nausheen Eusuf’s deep affection for language and sound is omnipresent.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Book Review: “Enlightenment Now” — An Antidote for our Pessimistic Era by Ed Meek

Steven Pinker's book is a welcome antidote to the Trump era, when we are inundated, daily, with an avalanche of negative and disturbing stories.

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