January 21, 2018

While reading Kaveh Akbar’s marvelous debut collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf, I was reminded of a quote from Dan Beachy-Quick’s essay “The Hut of Poetry,” “...

January 7, 2018

Silent Anatomies by Monica Ong is unlike any book of poetry I have ever encountered. It’s no wonder Joy Harjo selected it as the winner of the Kore Press Fi...

November 19, 2017

Michael Bazzett’s second collection, Our Lands Are Not So Different, defies classification, it exists in its own world; a world seen once in a child’s dream...

November 5, 2017

An ornament is meant not only to adorn but to set off the beauty of the person it is placed on or the room it is placed within, but what if the ornament its...

October 22, 2017

It is difficult to write a review when words are failing you, when you feel like the only way to respond to a book is to write poems to it. Prose, with its...

October 1, 2017

In the chapbook, Like a Beast, Carly Joy Miller interrogates the ways in which the beast is tamed: bridled, harnessed, handled; the beast is put to work unt...

September 17, 2017

“Given / the practice to call things gone, / how shall I speak of the line, / which neatly remains?” This question is at the heart of Nicole Tong’s haunting...

September 10, 2017

The word “orogeny” comes to us via Ancient Greek words meaning— mountain and genesis, and refers to the geological process through which mountains are creat...

August 27, 2017

“Something has snapped in two. Something has been lost / that won’t return in this life. I want to find the source.” It is not just the source of the pain,...

August 20, 2017

Poetry often benefits from a poet’s previous career or occupation. Some of my favorite collections were written by doctors and nurses because those writers...

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Hello! Reading, writing and cooking are my passions, so I decided to start Fork & Page as a brunching with books blog.

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