Book Review of Rhythm and Blues by David Stephenson

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David Stephenson: Rhythm and Blues

(of Evansville Press, 2008)


Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruit

Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruit by Deborah Warren, recipient of the 2008 Richard Wilbur Award, is a collection of poems that are, as Rhina Espaillat notes, "out to capture the seen, the unseen peripherals, and the incalculable possibilities behind them." In each of these delicate yet unsentimental poems, Warren shows her mastery of a variety of forms and approaches, yet she always makes certain that her reader hears a discernibly human voice and the music of everyday speech at the center of each piece.

cover of Dream with Flowers and Bowl of Fruitauthor: Deborah Warren
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0930982665
binding: Hardcover
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $15.00 USD

Zero Meridian: Poems

In 2001, Ivan R. Dee began publication of the annual New Criterion Poetry Prize-winner. For 2004 the prize has been awarded to Deborah Warren. Ms. Warren's poems combine imagination with intelligence, music with emotional energy. The language sparkles in poem after poem. --Dana Gioia. Warren is among the very finest American poets who still observe the strictures of meter and rhyme. She informs her work with lively feeling, wit, wisdom, and memorable music; she keeps us sitting up and interested. --X. J. Kennedy.

cover of Zero Meridian: Poemsauthor: Deborah Warren
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1566635969
binding: Hardcover
list price: $18.95 USD
amazon price: $16.79 USD

The Size of Happiness

cover of The Size of Happinessauthor: Deborah Warren
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1904130046
binding: Paperback
list price: $18.95 USD
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Deborah Warren

Deborah Warren’s poetry collections are: The Size of Happiness (2003, Waywiser Press, London), runner-up for the 2000 T. S. Eliot Prize;  Zero Meridian, which received the 2003 New Criterion Poetry Prize (2004, Ivan R. Dee);  and Dream With Flowers and Bowl of Fruit, which received the Richard Wilbur Award, forthcoming in December of 2008 (University of Evansville). Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Yale Review.

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David Catron

David Catron's essays and poetry have appeared in a variety of literary publications, including Parnassus: Poetry in Review, Oxford Magazine, and The Formalist.



Jennifer Juneau

Jennifer Juneau’s work has been published in American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Passages North, Seattle Review and elsewhere and has been featured on Verse Daily as poem of the day. Her collection of poems, More Than Moon, was a National Poetry Series finalist. She lives and writes in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hapax: Poems

Hapax is ancient Greek for "once, once only, once and for all," and "onceness" pervades this second book of poems by American expatriate poet A. E. Stallings. Opening with the jolt of "Aftershocks," this book explores what does and does not survive its "gone moment" - childhood ("The Dollhouse"), ancient artifacts ("Implements from the Grave of the Poet"), a marriage's lost moments of happiness ("Lovejoy Street"). The poems also often compare the ancient world with the modern Greece where Stallings has lived for several years.

cover of Hapax: Poemsauthor: A.E. Stallings
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0810151715
binding: Paperback
list price: $14.95 USD
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