Contributions by Jason Barry

Book Review: ACCEPTING THE DISASTER by Joshua Mehigan

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Accepting the Disaster Poems by Joshua Mehigan Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 Hardcover: $23.00 Accepting the Disaster is a brilliant new book of verse from one of our finest poets, Joshua Mehigan. This is Mehigan’s second collection, and it’s a formally crafted volume that has the sparkle and shine of a master at work, a …

Book Review: Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014 by David Mason

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Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014 Poems by David Mason Red Hen Press, 2014 $18.95 On a breezy evening in early April, Colorado’s Poet Laureate David Mason gave a reading from his latest collection, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, at Boulder’s Innisfree Bookstore and Café. During a question and answer session after the …

Book Review: Starlight Taxi by Roy Bentley

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Starlight Taxi Poems by Roy Bentley Lynx House Press, 2013 $15.95 “The hardest part is when someone tells you about America and defines promise as hope, and a love for the truth pushes you to give the raised middle finger to what you hear. The hardest part is living without hope.” – Roy Bentley, from …