Books Received Mea Culpa


Alexander Korzer-Robinson--bug, rabbit, man fleeing
Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Well, I had a plan this summer: to read and review a bunch of poetry books by EIL poets! Some I had requested for this purpose from the poets, some were given to me, and others I got hold of on my own. But, as John Lennon said in the song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

So, life happened. And right now the books remain in a stack—unread, half-read, or only once read (and I like to read a book more than once if I’m reviewing it).

But, hey, it’s back-to-school time for many of us, so I’ll plan to “hit the books” soon. Er, plan? Sigh…

Anyway, I’ll get back to reviewing soon. Here’s the current stack-in-progress:

Carol Berg, Her Vena Amoris (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013)

Jeannine Hall Gailey, Unexplained Fevers (New Binary Press, 2013)

Daniel Romo, Romancing Gravity (Silver Birch Press, 2013)

Keith Taylor, The Ancient Murrelet (Alice Greene & Co., 2013)

Joe Wilkins, Notes From the Journey Westward (White Pine Press, 2012)

Laura Madeline Wiseman, editor, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)

And there will be many more. Congratulations to all our Escape Into Life poets with books coming out! (Send them to me…if you dare!)

Plus we’ll have a new book review editor soon, for all kinds of books.

And be sure to stop in on Monday, Labor Day, for a new poetry feature!

–Kathleen Kirk, Poetry Editor

Book art by Alexander Korzer-Robinson.




  • Jeannine Hall Gailey

    Don’t feel bad – I always have a stack of books to get to reviewing this time of year! Hope you enjoy Unexplained Fevers when you get to it :)