Tuesday, December 1, 2015


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Neil Leadbeater reviews My Chocolate Sarcophagus by Claudia Carlson

Monica Manolachi reviews Secret Weapon by Eugen Jebeleanu, Trans. from the Romanian by Matthew Zapruder and Radu Ioanid

Burt Kimmelman reviews The Magnificence of Ruin by Sherry Kearns

Eileen Tabios engages wardolly, CORNSTARCH FIGURINE, CHANTRY, LILYFOIL and The Milk Bees, all by Elizabeth Treadwell

John Bloomberg-Rissman reviews The Victory of sex & Metal by Barbara Mor

Sandy McIntosh reviews A Momentary Glory: Last Poems by Harvey Shapiro and Living Is What I Wanted: Last Poems by David Ignatow

Neil Leadbeater reviews In The Weaver’s Valley and Fragile Replacements, both by William Allegrezza

Eileen Tabios engages The Gospel According to Judas by Keith Holyoak

Monica Manolachi reviews Ten Songs from Bulgaria by Linda Nemec Foster

Judith Roitman reviews The Book of the Green Man by Ronald Johnson

Neil Leadbeater reviews Jargon by Brian Clements

Eileen Tabios engages SHIELDS & SHARDS & STITCHES & SONGS by Dan Beachy-Quick

Jeff Harrison engages Collected French Translations: Prose by John Ashbery  

Neil Leadbeater reviews Orange Roses by Lucy Ives

Tamas Panitz reviews The Red Dress by Billie Chernicoff

Monica Manolachi reviews Look Back, Look Ahead by Srečko Kosovel, Trans. from the Slovene by Ana Jeinikar and Barbara Siegel Carlson

Genevieve Kaplan reviews Fiddle is Flood by Lauren Gordon; a gunless tea by Marco Giovenale; The Goddess can be Recognized by her Step by Sarah Mangold; Tracks by Logan Ryan Smith

Eileen Tabios engages Come In Alone by Anselm Berrigan

Allen Strous reviews A Good Wall by Katie Hartsock, George Bishop, Linda Tomol Pennisi, and Jennifer Kearns

Neil Leadbeater reviews Sentences and Rain by Elaine Equi

Eileen Tabios engages I Live in a Hut by S.E. Smith

Colin Lee Marshall reviews Petrarch Collected Atkins by Tim Atkins

James Yeary reviews Alien Abduction by Lewis Warsh

Eileen Tabios engages Decency by Marcela Sulak

Michael Boughn reviews KA 21st Century Canzoniere by I Goldfarb

Allen Bramhall reviews Hybrid Moments by Jon Curley

Eileen Tabios engages There Are Words by Burt Kimmelman

Neil Leadbeater reviews Broken World and Testify, both by Joseph Lease

richard lopez Reviews All Hat, No Cattle by lars palm

Eileen Tabios engages A Field Guide to Lost Things by Peter Jaeger

Cem Coker reviews Way Too West by Julien Poirier

Eileen Tabios engages ORIGAMI HEART by Andrea Bates (in Sightline, a book of four poetry chaps)

Karolina Zapal engages ] Exclosures [ by Emily Abendroth

Eileen Tabios engages ACTUALITIES by Norma Cole and Marina Adams

Michael Boughn reviews I Once Met by Kent Johnson

Eileen Tabios engages FLUTES AND TOMATOES: A MEMOIR WITH POEMS and The Color Symphonies, both by Wade Stevenson

Eileen Tabios engages Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences, and Writing in America, Edited by Abayomi Animashaun with Introduction by Kazim Ali

Valerie Morton reviews The Invisible Girl by E.E. Nobbs

Eileen Tabios engages Orphan Machines by Carrie Hunter

Judith Roitman reviews The Pyrrhiad by Nico Peck

Eileen Tabios engages Fruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas and Lands Do Open by Michael Leong

Neil Leadbeater reviews HOTUS POTUS by Mark Young

Eileen Tabios engages
 KRAZY: Visual Poems and Performance Scripts by Jane Augustine

Edric Mesmer engages The True Keeps Calm Biding Its Story and After Urgency, both by Rusty Morrison

Eileen Tabios engages SMILES OF THE UNSTOPPABLE by Jason Bredle

Monica Manolachi reviews He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs by Leonard Gontarek

Colin Lee Marshall reviews Lower Parallel by Amy De’Ath

Eileen Tabios engages MORNING RITUAL by Lisa Rogal

richard lopez reviews 66 galaxie by m loncar

Kyle Henrichs reviews cessation covers by Steve Halle

Eileen Tabios engages LEAVING LEAVING BEHIND BEHIND by Inger Wold Lund

Joshua Hussey reviews Velleity’s Shade with poems by Star Black and paintings by Bill Knott

Eileen Tabios engages PASSION by Larry Kearney

Karolina Zapal engages BEAST FEAST by Cody-Rose Clevidence

Eileen Tabios engages COMPOS(T) MENTIS by Aaron Apps

Genevieve Kaplan reviews Alluvium by Erin M. Bertram

Eileen Tabios engages Bad Baby by Abigail Welhouse

Alan Fyfe reviews Ashes and Seeds by Michelle Greenblatt

Eileen Tabios engages MEMOS and
 Double-Edged, both by Susan Terris

Allen Bramhall reviews DAYS POEM (VOLS. 1 & 2) by Allen Bramhall




Monica Manolachi interviewed by Neal Leadbeater

Julia Wieting reviews Fast Talking PI by Salina Tusitala Marsh

Krystal Languell reviews Chinoiserie by Karen Rigby

Kasey Elizabeth Johnson reviews The Tulip-Flame by Chloe Honum

Annick MacAskill reviews For Your Safety Please Hold On by Kayla Czaga

2015 Twig Tree: A Poetics


Thanks as ever to Galatea Resurrects' generous volunteer staff of reviewers. In addition to presenting wonderful feature articles, we feature 80 NEW POETRY REVIEWS in this issue.  

Our offerings this issue includes a new feature: a self-review! I was publicly musing (on Facebook) whether it is possible for an author to review one’s own book without degenerating into comedy, self-deprecation or “Boom. Pop. Wow!”  Allen Bramhall offers one manner by reviewing his own DAYS POEM, Vols. 1 and 2! I thank him for being a good sport, and welcome other authors attempting this exercise for future issues!

With Issue No. 25, GR has provided 1,579 new reviews (including the Self-Review) and 129 reprinted reviews (the latter brings online reviews previously available only viz print or first published in now-defunct online sites). With this issue, we also increased our coverage of poetry publishers by 15 to 559 publishers in 17 countries. This is important as much of the ground-breaking poetry work is published by independent and/or relatively small presses who (by the nature of their work) are not always as well-known as they deserve. 

Poetry has enhanced my love of lists (have I mentioned my Selected List Poem book?) so here are GR's latest poetry-lovin' stats!

Issue 1: 27 new reviews
Issue 2: 39 new reviews (one project was reviewed twice by different reviewers)
Issue 3: 49 new reviews (two projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 4: 61 new reviews (one project was reviewed thrice, and three projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 5: 56 new reviews (four projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 6: 56 new reviews (one project was reviewed twice)
Issue 7: 51 new reviews
Issue 8: 64 new reviews (3 projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 9: 65 new reviews
Issue 10: 68 new reviews (1 project was reviewed thrice and 1 project was reviewed twice)
Issue 11: 72 new reviews (1 project was reviewed thrice)
Issue 12: 87 new reviews (1 project was reviewed twice)
Issue 13: 55 new reviews (1 project was reviewed twice)
Issue 14: 64 new reviews (3 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 15: 72 new reviews (1 project was reviewed thrice and 4 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 16: 73 new reviews (2 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 17: 108 new reviews (3 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 18: 104 new reviews (3 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 19: 68 new reviews (1 project was reviewed twice)
Issue 20: 64 new reviews
Issue 21: 78 new reviews (2 projects were reviewed twice)
Issue 22: 40 new reviews
Issue 23: 69 new reviews (3 books were reviewed twice)
Issue 24: 53 new reviews
Issue 25: 80 new reviews


I continue to encourage authors/publishers to send in your projects for potential review—note that because we believe in Poetry's immortality, GR does not limit reviews to just "recent" poetry publications. And, obviously, people are following up with your review copies (see below)! Information for submissions and available review copies HERE. Future reviewers also should note that the next review submission deadline is June 30, 2016.

Of reviewed publications, the following were generated from review copies sent to GR:

Issue 1: 9 out of 27 new reviews
Issue 2: 25 out of 39 new reviews
Issue 3: 27 out of 49 new reviews
Issue 4: 41 out of 61 new reviews
Issue 5: 34 out of 56 new reviews
Issue 6: 35 out of 56 new reviews
Issue 7: 41 out of 51 new reviews
Issue 8: 35 out of 64 new reviews
Issue 9: 42 out of 65 new reviews
Issue 10: 46 out of 68 new reviews
Issue 11: 46 out of 72 new reviews
Issue 12: 35 out of 87 new reviews
Issue 13: 38 out of 55 new reviews
Issue 14: 40 out of 64 new reviews
Issue 15: 43 out of 72 new reviews
Issue 16: 49 out of 73 new reviews
Issue 17: 73 out of 108 new reviews
Issue 18: 84 out of 104 new reviews
Issue 19: 41 out of 68 new reviews
Issue 20: 50 out of 64 new reviews
Issue 21: 46 out of 78 new reviews
Issue 22: 30 out of 40 new reviews
Issue 23: 49 out of 69 new reviews
Issue 24: 28 out of 53 new reviews
Issue 25: 66 out of 80 new reviews


The beauty of Blogger is how typos can be corrected at any point in time.  If you see any typos, feel free to let me know as I can still correct them even after the issue's release.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Galatea Resurrects!

Eileen Tabios
Dec. 1, 2015

P.S.  And of course: HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at Galatea!