Alexa Poteet, 2018
“Carnivores reads like a world unto itself — a world alive to salsa dances and middle-aged boricuas; to Madrid and Valencia; to Pablo Escobar’s hacienda between Medellin and Bogota; to the burial boys of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. This is a collection that is beautiful and engaged, distilled, and effusing with humor, imagination, a keen perception, and range.”
— Abayomi Animashaun Author, Sailing for Ithaca and The Giving of Pears
Jonathan Lewis, 2017
“Reading Jonathan Lewis’s new book of poems is like spending a year in the company of a very observant and literate friend. A chance encounter on a glacier in Iceland, an injured sea turtle dying on a beach in Kona, a group of students caught in a monsoon, a woman feeding pigeons in London after a terrorist bombing: each perfectly captures a moment, as if you’d cupped it in your hands like one of his ‘green will o’ the wisps’ to admire its glow.”
— Karen Lyon, Hill Rag
Diana Smith Bolton, 2016
Just Universes is both broad and intimate in scope: Its poems take us from the sun-warmed gravel of a Mississippi driveway to the fountains of Barcelona; to the lonely, sea-like landscape of the Alps seen from above; to dark bars and darker autumns; to the strangeness and closeness between lovers. In her first collection of poetry, Diana Smith Bolton offers us a far-reaching and inward-reaching travel journal, a meditation on time, youth, and self-awareness that shines.