Category: Poetry

Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg #TBR2022RBR

Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems has been absolute stunner. I’m going to start by admitting that I had only read one or two Sandburg poems prior to this collection, the popular ones that are often found in class texts or major anthologies. I also didn’t… Continue Reading “Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg #TBR2022RBR”

When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is a poet I’ve followed on social media for a long time. I appreciate her presence and the genuine, earthy things she shares online, as well as all her thoughts on poetry. We’re also from the same region of the United States,… Continue Reading “When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz”

Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs

I was thrilled to receive a review copy of Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs. Poetry has been my genre of interest for the last few years, and my primary focus in terms of my own writing. The approach Griggs takes in her collection is… Continue Reading “Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs”

Mostly History

I’ve decided that I’d like to devote my reading time this summer to biography and history. In the last few years, I’ve read a lot of history, particularly “people’s history” or “revisionist” history—you know, those things that are typically left out of traditional education… Continue Reading “Mostly History”

Snow Day Updates

The weather here in America’s hottest region has been strange this weekend, to say the least. It’s tens of degrees cooler than normal and we’re even getting snow in the mountains! Snow in late-May! It’s quite an event, let me tell you, and I’ve… Continue Reading “Snow Day Updates”