... especially since I continue to be humbled by the generosity of Galatea Resurrects' VOLUNTEER reviewers: I don't take your time and attention for granted (especially as most of you are poets). THANK YOU!
As well, I like having Galatea Resurrects around as an excuse to write poetry reviews not assigned to Moi. That is, I try to be open to reviewing anything. I just read as widely as I can and whatever compels me to engage with them will be the books I'll have ended up reviewing. An unmediated effect between me and the poem. So, for Galatea Resurrects' 21st issue, these are the ones I ended up reviewing:
SISTER, BLOOD AND BONE by Paula Cary
PSYCHEDELIC NORWAY by John Colburn
DOOR OF THIN SKINS by Shira Dentz
THE UNFINISHED: BOOKS I-VI by Mark DuCharme
HOUSES: A POEM by CB Follett
HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULTS AND SAW MY NEEDS and DÉJÀ VU DINER, both by Leonard Gontarek
AND SO FOR YOU THERE IS NO HEARTBREAK by K. Lorraine Graham
pleth by j/j hastain and Marthe Reed
“SONG” in HUNGARIAN LANGART by Marton Koppany
WHAT THE STONES REMEMBER: A LIFE REDISCOVERED by Patrick Lane
BIG BAD ASTERISK* by Carlo Matos
FROM BEHIND THE BLIND by Robert Murphy
NEW ORLEANS VARIATIONS & PARIS OUROBOROS by Paul Pines
A THING AMONG THINGS: THE ART OF JASPER JOHNS by John Yau
THE CODICILS by Mark Young
I actually didn't finish reviewing all the books that ended up on my To-Review List, which includes publications by Michael Leong, Alan Baker and Lev Rubinstein -- all I can do now is mention their names as encouragement for some readers to check out their fabulous poetry.
Anyway, I do believe Galatea Resurrects is the most fun online poetry journal around. If you would like to be part of it by submitting a review copy of your book or volunteering to review others' books, go HERE for information. Next review deadline: May 11, 2014.
And let me leave you with this vizpo work by Marton Koppany, "SONG," which I reviewed:
I'm open to all reviewing styles and my review of "SONG" might be considered an ars poetic.