Tag: The Volta Blog
* constellating with danielle cadena deulen
This week I’m sharing a poem from Danielle Cadena Deulen’s book Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us which I reviewed earlier this week. In my review I focused on how the poems in the collection have a particular way of approaching the self as a moment of awareness and interpolation. This week’s poem, “Constellation,” does…
* new review up at The Volta Blog!
Just a quick post to announce my latest book review up at The Volta Blog! This time around I spend time with Danielle Cadena Deulen’s second collection, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street Press). This review will be my last for The Volta Blog as they are closing shop. I learned a lot and…
* new review at The Volta Blog!
Just a quick note to share the publication of my review of This Visit by Susan Lewis. Check it out at The Volta Blog! Here’s a link to “Dear Dear” (published at Ink Node) a poem from the second section of This Visit. To find out more about Susan’s work, check out the poet’s site. Happy Dear-ing!…
* new book review at the volta blog!
Just a quick post to share my latest book review. This time around, I am review Urayoán Noel’s stellar book, Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico. To learn more about this talented, multi-platform poet, check out his site. See you Friday! José
* new book review
Just a quick post to announce my review of fellow CantoMundo poet Juan J. Morales’s powerful book, The Siren World! Thanks to Sally & Housten at The Volta Blog for their continued support! Thanks also to Juan for writing such an engaging and heartfelt book! To read a poem from The Siren World, check out this previous…
* new review up at the volta blog
Just a quick note to share my latest review for The Volta Blog. This time around, I had the honor of reviewing fellow CantoMundo poet, Yesenia Montilla. It’s an inspiring book, one that adds to the conversation of the aesthetics and cultural understanding that come from engaging with one’s family history and traditions as well…
* new book review up at the Volta Blog
Just a quick post to share my latest book review for The Volta Blog. This review (which can be read here) is my take on A Third Instance, a collection of three chapbooks by Rosa Alcalá, Craig Watson, and Elisabeth Whitehead published by Instance Press. See you Friday! Jose
* review of natalie scenters-zapico’s the verging cities
This week’s poem, “After I Read Your Obituary,” is by fellow CantoMundista Natalie Scenters-Zapico. The poem comes from her collection The Verging Cities which I was fortunate enough to get to review for The Volta Blog. In my review, I focus on the phrase “Let me learn you how” (found early in the collection) as a key…
* Rosa Alcalá’s Undocumentaries
Confessional Poem – Rosa Alcalá The girl next door had something to teach me about what to air: On the line somebody’s business gets told then recounted; it’s best to thread a tale for the neighbors, an orchestration of sorts. But I am far from modest in my telling of lies. There are three references…