...In-between sets from poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

August 20, 2018

Washington Independent Review of Books - August 2018 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri

August 2018 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry. Read the reviews here.
Kindest Regards: New and Selected Poems by Ted Kooser
Copper Canyon Press. 256 pages.
Esperanza and Hope by Esperanza Snyder. Sheep Meadow Press. 
120 pages.
If You Have to Go by Katie Ford. Graywolf Press. 72 pages.
Sing Silence by Le Hinton. Iris G. Press. 80 pages.
Blue Mistaken for Sky by Andrea Hollander.
 Autumn House Press. 96 pages.
Enter Water, Swimmer by Mary Morris
Texas Review Press. 100 pages.
The Carrying by Ada Limon. Milkweed Editions. 120 pages.
The Goldfish Window by Lisa Beech Hartz
Grayson Books. 100 pages.

Also, most innovative, plus best chapbooks, anthology, and illustrated:
Feeld by Jos Charles. Milkweed Editions. 80 pages.
The Wild Side of the Window by Irene Fick. Main Street Rag. 40 pages.
Ozark Crows by Carolyn Guinzio. Spuyten Duyvil Press. 86 pages.
Lovebirdman by Stephanie Pressman, illustrations by Lydia Rae Black. CreateSpace. 62 pages.

Plus, four books not reviewed but listed as AUGUST’S BEST BOOKS for summer reading:
Someone Is Breathing by J. Morris. Dos Madres Press. 100 pages.

I wanted to be nonchalant about having my new poetry collection listed as an August
"BEST BOOK" by Ms. Cavalieri for summer reading in her Washington Independent
Review of Books column, truly I did. But it's fruitless to be disentranced and lukewarm
when you're jumping for joy like you're half-trampoline -- and I assume all the other 
solid names on this lovely list feel quite the same. Well, except for, you know, 
Mr. Kooser, because don't we assume he's napping after all that tree-trimming 
he does?

Come this October, Horn Section All Day Every Day will receive a full, astute 
consideration from Grace Cavalieri in the Washington Independent Review 
of Books. I can think of very few things I've looked more forward to, and for.