Tag: janae green

  • Review of Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile

    Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile;  Noctuary Press, 2014; 90 pp Reviewed by Janae Green I am in my mother’s leopard heels & we play house this way. it hurts to speak beneath this bustier but if I take it off, it just hurts. so I speak forever                 […]

  • Review of ‘Train Shots’ by Vanessa Blakeslee

    Burrow Press 145 pages, $15.00 Review by Janae Green   “’Train shot,’” the bartender shouted at him, pinching a small glass between two nail-bitten fingers. ‘What?’ he shouted back. ‘Every time the train goes by, tequila shots are two dollars. You wanna train shot?’” —From“Train Shots,” by Vanessa Blakeslee You could devour Vanessa Blakeslee’s first […]

  • ‘Sexual Boat (Sex Boats),’ by James Gendron

    By Janae Green  “I once moved to a house so old I was unequal to living there. I was hungry for two years, even while eating. My foot was just long enough to not touch the past.” —From “Stronger than Dirt,” by James Gendron For weeks all I thought about was pulsating waves; sex boats penetrating […]

  • ‘My Dead,’ by Amy Lawless

    ‘My Dead,’ by Amy Lawless

    By Janae Green “Poetry is a way to live, a way to talk about the world, a way for shit to matter. Literature and creation of poems is just one paradigm through which to make sense of the world.” —Amy Lawless in an interview with James Gendron at The Conversant. The dead never leave us, […]