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Category: Poetry Reviews

Review: Poems For Ghosts In Empty Tenement Windows I Thought I Saw Once is a nice glass of Love On The Rocks

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/02/15/stephenjgolds-poetry-poems/ by Tia Ja’nae Poems For Ghosts In Empty Tenement Windows I Thought I Saw Once by Stephen J. Golds is a stunning collection within the quintessential genre of love poetry. Routinely, love poetry follows the footsteps of Walter Benton or Robert Browning who set the standard of male romance […]

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Review: The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott is a reminder that being famous doesn’t translate into poetic greatness.

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/03/01/review-the-moments-the-minutes-the-hours-the-poetry-of-jill-scott-is-a-reminder-that-being-famous-doesnt-translate-into-poetic-greatness/   The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott is a highly ambitious collection of prose that, while highly regarded by critics due to her concert performances, falls short on the mark of being poetically engaging and nowhere close to prolific. Partly fueled by her musical […]

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Review: Dumpty – The Age Of Trump In Verse Is A Shit Stain On A Turd Sandwich.

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/03/08/review-dumpty-the-age-of-trump-in-verse-is-a-shitstain-on-a-turd-sandwich/ Dumpty: The Age Of Trump In Verse is a kindergarten level collection of satirical political prose that coasts of the coattails of author John Lithgow’s acting career to sell a rather warped, biased, and poorly written poetic spoof of the presidency of Donald Trump. What some critics are proclaiming […]

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Review: William R. Soldan’s So Fast, So Close Is An Unapologetic Roller Coaster of Middle American existence.

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/03/15/review-william-r-soldans-so-fast-so-close-is-an-unapologetic-roller-coaster-of-middle-american-existence/ So Fast, So Close by William R. Soldan is a modern-day poetic eulogy to the forgotten white male voices of middle America that have been left to forge a path of greatness without preparation and devoid of the mythical racial privilege. With this poetic outing, Soldan has created a […]

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Review: Gwendolyn Brooks’ Annie Allen Is A Quintessential What The Fuck For Poetry Lovers

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/02/08/review-baptism-by-fire-a-grossly-personal-reflection-on-the-state-of-modern-womanhood-by-tia-janae/ Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks is a Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection, winning the prestigious award after publication in 1949.  Since then the work has become somewhat forgotten and mislabeled; for decades Brooks’ legend has always stated that her rhythmically simplistic poem We Real Cool was the poem that […]

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Review: Baptism By Fire – A Grossly Personal Reflection On The State Of Modern Womanhood

As featured on Econoclash Review: https://www.econoclash.com/2021/02/08/review-baptism-by-fire-a-grossly-personal-reflection-on-the-state-of-modern-womanhood-by-tia-janae/ Baptism By Fire is a grossly personal reflection on the state of modern womanhood beautifully crafted by Amy-Jean Muller. As the title implies, the protagonist of the book is doused in flames finding her place in the world with zero problems making the reader feel the burn alongside her.  […]

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