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Melismas Book Review

Early in Marlon Hacla’s second chapbook, Melismas, this reader gets the sense that Hacla must speak, though for him, the stakes seem to be much higher than they are for most, and, perhaps, more violent. But maybe that’s too strong a word. The poet speaks of arrival in an inhospitable place, a place

Book Review: Someone You Love is Still Alive

A geography of sex and violence permeates throughout Ephraim Sommers’s Someone You Love is Still Alive. This energetic text presents readers with contemporary insight into poetic archives that contort racial violence and love, shifting kisses amid murder reports that bend quietly under police badges