Reviews

Grace Cavalieri has compiled her choices for the Best Books of 2014. Check it out here!

Calder Lowe Summer Song
Brian Greene All Visions of Blind Love
Grace Cavalieri WMD: A Memoir
Sonja James The Man Who Got Away
Kathie Isaac-Luke The Light On His Feet
Grace Cavalieri Contemporary American Theater Festival’s 24th Season
Jane Blue A Review of Susan Kelly-DeWitt’s “A Camellia for Judy”
Evan Oakley A Review of Veronica Patterson’s “Swan, What Shores?”
J.T. Cavender Breaking Down the Doors: A Review of James Doyle’s The Silk at Her Throat
Grace Cavalieri Ego as Beak
Grace Cavalieri Enhanced Gravity—More Fiction by Washingon Area Women” 500pp., $18.95
Edited by Richard Peabody
Grace Cavalieri Why Speak” by Nathanel Bellows
Grace Cavalieri Innocence” by Jean Nordhaus
Daniela Gioseffi “75 Poems on Retirement” Edited by Robin Chapman & Judith Strasser
Ed Zahniser If You’re Not Averse to Comic Verse…” by X. J. Kennedy
Mary F. Morris Circling Out” by Martin Galvin
Grace Cavalieri The Matter of the Casket” by Thom Ward
Grace Cavalieri Reunion” by Fleda Brown
Grace Cavalieri Before and After the Fall” by Sandor Csoori, translated by Len Roberts
Mary F. Morris Children Having Trouble with Meat” by Christine Hamm
Sonja James Resurrection of Dust” by John McKernan
Amy King Next Life” by Rae Armantrout
Bernadette Geyer Broken Hallelujahs, poems” by Sean Thomas Dougherty
Bernadette Geyer Of Whiskey and Winter” by Peter Connors
Grace Cavalieri OCHO 12-A Composite Review” by six poets
Andrew Kauffman A Secret Room in Fall”  by Maria Terrone
Ethan Fischer Kimnama” and “More Than Anything” by Kim Roberts and Hiram Larew
Sonja James Little Boat” by Jean Valentine
Peter Klappert Legacy” by Richard Harteis
Grace Cavalieri OCHO 15: A Composite Review” by eight poets
Marviin Galvin A Slender Grace” by Rod Jellema
Composite Review
by Seven Writers
Against the Grain: The Literary Life of a Poet” – A Memoir by Reed Whittemore
A review by Mary Morris When I Said Goodbye” by Didi Menendez
A review by Grace Cavalieri Lady of the Snakes” by Rachel Pastan
A review by Mary Morris Helen Takes the Stage” The Helen Keller Poems” by Kathi Wolfe
A review by Kathie Isaac-Luke Discount Fireworks ” by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A review by Mary Morris Circular Stairs, Distress in the Mirrors” by Peter Kappert
A review by Sonja James  “A Darker, Sweeter String” by Lee Sharkey
A review by Judith Harris  “Anna Nicole: POEMS” by Grace Cavalieri
A review by Geoffrey Himes  “Lending Her Voice, Anna Nicole: POEMS” by Grace Cavalieri
A review by Anne Caston  “Voices” by Lucille Clifton
A review by Cheryl A. Townsend  “Voices” by Lucille Clifton
A review by Barbara Goldberg  “Sum” by Yonat Hafftka
A joint review by Grace Cavalieri and Merrill Leffler The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest” edited by Hadley Haden Guest
A review by Avideh Shashaani Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians around the World” translated by Niloufar Talebi
A review by Richard Harteis My Vocabulary did This To Me, The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer
A review by Laura Orem Quantum Lyrics by A. Van Jordan, Cradle Song by Stacey Lynn Brown
A review by Ken Jacobs Versed” by Rae Armantrout”
A review by Grace Cavalieri Soul-Hearted Partnership” by Debra L. Reble, Ph.D.
A review by Grace Cavalieri War Bird” by David Gewanter
A review by Caroline Malone The Call: An Anthology of Women’s Writing” edited by Calder Lowe
A review by Grace Cavalieri Wild Nights, Wild Nights: The Story of Emily Dickinson’s ‘Master,’ Neighbor and Friend and Bridegroom
by Daniela Gioseffi
A review by Carlos Reyes The Lunatic Moon” by Rafael Jesús González
A Commentary by Grace Cavaliari “What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009”
by Maria Mazziotti Gillan
A review by Phyllis Williams Chrysalides” by Kathie Isaac-Luke
Pushpa MacFarlane Double Happiness” by Tony Brasunas

The Editor’s Showcase

These reviews can only be found on this site!

A Review by Grace Cavalieri The Monkey Tribe” by Michael J. Vaughn
A Review by Peter Fontaine If the Heart is Lean” by Margaret Luongo
A Review by Sean Reagan Reading Berryman to the Dog
A Review by Avideh Shashaani So What” by Taha Muhammad Ali
A Review by Merrill Lefler Water on the Sun” by Grace Cavalieri, translated by Maria Enrico
A Review by Maria Enrico Talismans/Talismani – Poems/Poesie” by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, translation and preface Elizabetta Marino
Reviews by Grace Cavalieri Books for the Turn of the Year:
Nora’s Army by Dennis Collins
The Medusa’s Smile by Laura Brylawski-Miller
The Steam Sequence by Carly Sachs
A Review by Sonja James And” by Michael Blumenthal
A Review by Maureen Thorson Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004.
The Joy of Cooking (Airport Novel Musical Poem
Painting Film Photo Hallucination Landscape)” by Tan Lin
A Review by Dianna Henning A Journey of Two Writers-By Heart” authored by:
Judith Tannenbaum & Spoon Jackson
A Review by Mary Morris Something Deeper Happened:Young Voices and the 2008 Election
Avideh Shashaani, Editor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (foreword)
A Review by Bill Burman Operaville” by Michael J. Vaughn
A Review by Mary Morris Looking for Don—A Meditation” by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson

Best Picks by Grace Cavalieri

Their Other Side: Six American Women & the Lure of Italy, Essays by Helen Barolini Helen Barolini
Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest B.H. Fairchild
Italian Women In Black Dresses Maria Mazziotti Gillan
The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn Jean Nordhaus
Three New Collections of Poetry from Wesleyan University Press
The Wished-for Country
Wayne Karlin
Gilbert & Garbo in Love; A Romance in Poems Christopher Conlon
Eight Pale Women James C. Hopkins
And We The Creatures C.J. Sage
Stolen Moments and other stories Ariel Smart
Someplace Like This Renee Ashley
Italian American Writers on New Jersey Jennifer Gillan, et al.
Gleanings Vivan Shipley
The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives Fleda Brown
Affection for the Unknowable Len Anderson
Lessons from a Castle Jean Emerson
Blood Autumn (Autunno di Sangue) Daniela Gioseffi
And very honorably mentioned…
The Palace of Ashes Sherry Fairchok
Between The Blast Furnaces And the Dizziness, A Selection of Poems: 1970-1999 Milo De Angelis
The Bard on the Brain Paul M. Matthews, M.D. Jeffrey McQuain, Ph.D.
The Low End of Higher Things David Clewell
Show And Tell, New and Selected Poems Jim Daniels
De/Compositions W.D. Snodgrass
To Sound Like Yourself W.D. Snodgrass
Rollercoaster Miles David Morre
Children of the Moon Sonja James
Shift Tammy Vitale
Gilgamesh Yusef Komunyakaa
Chad Gracia

Grace Cavalieri has authored 14 books and 20 produced plays. She was a founder of radio station WPFW-FM in Washington D.C. Her program ” The Poet and the Poem” has been on public radio for 30 years without interruption, now from the Library of Congress via NPR satellite. She has founded two poetry presses in Washington DC. Grace writes for stage, opera, and radio. Her play, Quilting the Sun enjoyed a staged reading at the Smithsonian Institution, and premieres at Centre Stage, S.C. in 2007.