Tuesday, April 23, 2013

(New to) Great Regulars: There's nothing quite like a debut.

Perhaps that's why some poetry collections seem so right for spring. Whether sweet or searing, the season can shock with the force of the new. In a moment when a pall of glibness has descended over so much contemporary culture--including poetry--we need more than ever poets to jolt us back to life. Natalie Shapero's "No Object" and Natalie Diaz's "When My Brother Was an Aztec," both impressive first books, do that and more.

from Joseph Campana: Houston Chronicle: Poetry Review: 'No Object' by Natalie Shapero and 'When My Brother Was an Aztec,' by Natalie Diaz


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