Click here to read our Fall 2016 issue, featuring fantastic work by a roster of highly talented writers, including: Arthur Davis, Kim Frank, Terry Mergenthal, Michale Nye, Marlene Olin, Laurie Saurborn, Jamie Lyn Smith, Jessica Smith, Karen Tucker, Rachel Blum, Chelsea Dingman, Gregory Fraser, Lia Greenwell, Jackleen Holton Hookway, Chloe Honum, Katharine Johnsen, Evan Klavon, Jessica Lee, Julia Leverone, Nicholas D. Nace, Hillery Stone, Alexandra Teague, Marcia Aldrich, Sarah Bates, Kyoko Mori, & Rachel Toliver.
Review: Sinead Morrissey's Parallax: And Selected Poems
ALR's Joshua Jones reviews Sinead Morrissey's Parallax: and Selected Poems, originally published in 2013 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, and winner of the 2013 T.S. Eliot Prize.
Jones begins his review by placing Morrissey in conversation with a few of her Irish contemporaries, stating, "An Irish poet—especially one from the North—can languish under the pressures of her predecessors like Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Eavan Boland. But Sinead Morrissey’s selected poems, Parallax, opens a new gap for Irish poets to occupy. She moves beyond many of the 'traditionally' Irish questions of essentializing local identity to explore history and globalization, often through the contemporary experience of motherhood."
Check out the full review here.
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Andrew Morris' poems have appeared in Redivider, Rufous City Review, Ruminate Magazine, RagaZine, Otis Nebula, and elsewhere. He lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York State where he teaches English and anthropology. His photography continues to be a personal project of his. Through the act of making poems and photographs, he contemplates what’s familiar to him and then tries to point beyond that familiarity to something more meaningful, more beautiful, more gripping, and often times more bewildering. You can reach him at: email@example.com