Contributions by Ian Vogt

Book Review: PICTOGRAPH by Melissa Kwasny

By | Book Review, Prose

Pictograph Poems by Melissa Kwasny Milkweed Editions, 2015 $16.00 While reading the prose poems in Melissa Kwasny’s Pictograph, I was often reminded of Andrew Grace’s most recent effort, Sancta, another book of prose poems set in a specific natural place. Whereas Sancta sticks to a strict word count of seventy words, Pictograph’s poems tend to …

Book Review: LUCKY BONES by Peter Meinke

By | Book Review, Prose

Lucky Bones Poems by Peter Meinke University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014 $15.95 Recently I read an issue of Poetry in which there was an essay titled, “Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer” by Mary Karr. Karr quotes Auden: “The purpose of poetry is disenchantment.” She continues, “Poetry in the recent past hasn’t allowed us much joy.” …