The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

I got Archie Bongiovanni's poetry zine 'Broken and the Broke' through the Wiggle Bird Mailing Club on Patreon, which sends out zines by trans/queer poets every month! In fact, I subscribed specifically because I saw a bit about this one, and I felt my brain go 'oh....yes... this sounds like my thing'. So, here we … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Broken and the Broke by Archie Bongiovanni

The Gremlin’s Library: Unraveling by Elaine Marilyse

Elaine Marilyse is a disabled Anishinaabe poet who I'm quite happy to say that I inhabit the same local creative community as, and so Unraveling is one of those lovely pieces of work that I acquired at a zine-off at a coffee shop in Ottawa. Other ways of getting poetry are fun, too, but there's … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Unraveling by Elaine Marilyse

The Gremlin’s Library: Nonlinear by Theo Adelberg

TW: While I don't go in depth in the review, this poetry collection deals with child abuse and sexual abuse. A long time ago, when I was still a baby poet and only just starting to submit poetry to lit journals online, I got a rejection that - in retrospect - was actually quite lovely … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Nonlinear by Theo Adelberg

The Gremlin’s Library: the arrival of rain by Adedayo Agarau

While I don't get into the more triggering material in this review, the arrival of rain includes material about war, gun violence, child death, parental abandonment, semi-explicit sexual scenes, references to assault and racism. It's been a while since I got this particular book of poetry, but the anecdote around me getting it is still … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: the arrival of rain by Adedayo Agarau

The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark

Digging into a new poetry book is always kind of like opening a box of chocolates. Either it'll be a little dull, or - in the best cases - it's full of treats, all a little different from each other. Chloe N. Clark's Your Strange Fortune is definitely the latter. It's also an incredibly haunting … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Your Strange Fortune by Chloe N. Clark