Contributions by Rebecca Clever

Book Review: LOCAL CONDITIONS by Kristofer Collins

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Local Conditions Poems by Kristofer Collins Coleridge Street Books, 2015 $8.00 Kristofer Collins’ Local Conditions, published by Coleridge Street Books, is a chapbook rich with candid, often tender reflections on family; specifically conventional family roles of son, husband, and father depicted unconventionally. It also continues the poet’s penchant for composing meditations on place, particularly Pittsburgh—its …

Book Review: NEIGHBORS by Jay Nebel

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Neighbors Poems by Jay Nebel Saturnalia Books, 2015 $15.00 Perhaps what remains most poignant for the reader after studying Jay Nebel’s Neighbors, winner of the 2014 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, is reverence for what many of us may deem mundane: the everyday. The 3-bedroom colonial next door we pass by without a thought. The freshly …

Book Review: GOOD NOISE! Poetry, Music & Pittsburgh

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Good Noise! Poems by Renee Alberts, Jason Baldinger, Stephanie Brea, Kristofer Collins, Jerome Crooks, Angele Ellis, Kevin Finn, John Grochalski, Jason Irwin, Lori Jakiela, Chuck Kinder, John Thomas Menesini, Dave Newman, Bob Pajich, Daniel M. Shapiro, Scott Silsbe, Ed Steck, Don Wentworth Thrasher Press, 2014 $10.00 Some of the music I’ve come to appreciate most …