Daily Archives: July 1, 2020


The Interiority of the Mined Earth and Its Inhabitants: A Review of The Sea Came Up & Drowned

The Sea Came Up & Drowned, Rachel Jamison Webster’s fourth book, is a collection of poems extracted from John McPhee’s Pulitzer Prize winning nonfiction book Annals of the Former World. Webster’s “mined” poems are about actual mining, and how through excavation humans have gained knowledge about the earth’s interior and […]


Make Holy What You Can: A Review of Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

Maybe I wanted to be owned. from “Vessel” In Boat Burned, Kelly Grace Thomas revisits many of the themes that are familiar to poetry written by women as well as about women’s lives, such as marital expectations, body image, self-loathing, romantic desire, and parent-daughter connection. In her own skilled language, […]