ARC Review: Goddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen

I was lucky enough to get access to an advance reading copy of Shelby Eileen's upcoming poetry chapbook 'Goddess of the Hunt', a poetic treatment of aromantic-asexual Artemis. (I've reviewed some of Eileen's work before - read my review of Sunfish here.) I'm somebody who loves Greek mythology, so the premise of this chapbook already … Continue reading ARC Review: Goddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen

Review: Climbing Out of Other People’s Hands by Ian Martin

You really can't go wrong with a poet who has a good sense of humour. Ian Martin is one of my favourite poets, and his 2016 chapbook¬†Climbing Out of Other People's Hands¬†just proves that I'm right. Martin's work always treads the careful line between pathos and dry humour, bringing the surreal just that little too … Continue reading Review: Climbing Out of Other People’s Hands by Ian Martin

Review: Welcome to the Last Earth Show by Michael Sikkema

I don't have many pet peeves when it comes to poetry, but one thing that I cannot stand is when word-salad and vaguely gross imagery is chopped up into something meant to mimic free verse. It's a trend that's been catching on, unfortunately - blank verse that has none of the emotional resonance of Rupi … Continue reading Review: Welcome to the Last Earth Show by Michael Sikkema