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  • Loss, disease, and death

    Ross Gay’s Against Which is a collection of poems that is an incredibly poignant and inspired piece of work. His narrative slips in and out of first person for some of his poems to better capture the essence of what he is portraying.

    Pillbox | February 9, 2009
  • Tracing life through poetry

    Janice N. Harrington’s book of poems, Even the hollow my body made is gone, is an important tale of music and memory. This chronicle, set on the brink of the Civil Rights movement, tells the story of Lillian, Webster, their children, and their grandchildren, a family living a meager life in the rural South more than 60 years ago. The book is split into five sections, some including one poem and ...

    Pillbox | January 26, 2009
  • Poetry as an expression of life

    Tarnish, a book of poetry written by Roger Anthony Bonair-Agard, is a rich, lyrical mastery of how his migration from Trinidad to the United States has shaped him and his life experiences.

    In addition to the printed book, there is a recorded version with Agard reading his poetry to background music and sounds.

    Pillbox | November 24, 2008