Critiques and Reviews of Poetry & Poetics

Joel Weishaus

"Of course I think that poetic language—
language at maximum intensity and concentration,
taking full advantage of the materiality of language itself—
is about the best way we have of dealing with the world."
                                                                     -T.J. Clark

Frances Presley, Lines of Flight.  
Vincent Tripi, Paperweight For Nothing.
Peter Pereira, What's Written on the Body.
Michael McClure, Mysteriosos.

Sarah Rosenthal, Editor, A Community Writing Itself.
Stanley Diamond, Totems.

Don McKay, Strike/Slip.
Shin Yu Pai, Adamantine.
Peter O'Leary, Depth Theology.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Editor, Effigies.
"Merlin's Cry," A Poem by Michael Whan.

"A Life That Has Always Been," The Poetry of Susan Rowland.
Ko Un, Himalaya Poems.
Harriet Tarlo, Editor, The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry.
Miroslav Holub, Intensive Care: Selected and New Poems.
Lew Welch, Ring of Bone: Collected Poems.
Margaret Chula, Just This.
dg nanouk okpik, Corpse Whale.
Etta Blum, The Space My Body Fills.
Daniel Simko, The Arrival.

Allan Burns, Editor, Where The River Goes: The Nature Tradition in English-Language Haiku.
"The Old Ones," A Poem by Loren Eiseley.
Michael McKimm, Fossil Sunshine.
Arthur Sze, Compass Rose.


Non-Poetica Critiques and Reviews of Poetry and Poetics


William Witherup: Black Ash, Orange Fire.
John Ashbery: Hotel Lautréamont.
William Witherup: Down Wind, Down River.
Floyd Skloot: The Evening Light.
Czeslaw Milosz: Milosz's ABC's.

Louise Glück: The Seven Ages.
Anthony Hecht: The Darkness and the Light.
Billy Collins: Sailing Alone Around the Room.
Hayden Carruth: Doctor Jazz.
Norman Dubie: The Mercy Seat.

Robert McDowell: On Foot, In Flames.
Tami Haaland: Breath In Every Room.
Rolf Jacobsen: The Roads Have Come to an End Now.
Loss Pequeño Glazier: Digital Poetics.
Clemens Starck: China Basin.

A Reverie on Shirley Kaufman’s Poem, "Our Neighbor In Charge"
Eamon Grennan: Still Life with Waterfall.
Miranda Field: Swallow.
Kate Northrop: Back Through Interruption.
Charles Bukowski: Sifting Through The Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way.

Angus Fletcher: A New Theory for American Poetry.
Cortney Davis: Leopold’s Maneuvers.
David Budbill: Moment to Moment.
Peter Pereira: Saying the World.
Linda Hogan: The Book of Medicines.

Gary Snyder: Danger on Peaks.
Millie Niss: City Bird.
Eleanor Kerkham, Editor: Matsuo Basho’s Poetic Spaces.
Karen O'Rourke: Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers.
Christopher Collins, Paleopoetics.

Some of these works were first published in: Ironwood, Philadelphia Inquirer; San Francisco Chronicle; The Oregonian; Rain Taxi; Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine; The Muse: An International Journal of Poetry; Big Bridge, and Arts..


© Joel Weishaus 2012,2015.