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