Karla Huston

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Battle Dress

 An important book owing to its alternate view of war and the military.

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No Matter

As when reading John Ashbery, readers here will need to give themselves the words, allow magic to happen, as when walking up the street “was to be rinsed,/ to lean into the current and hear/ its drowned voices, hear the one voice just stating the obvious.”

Nightingale

Lovely, lyrical, bracing work: a must-read.
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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Walker forthrightly addresses our despair while ultimately offering poems of love and hope for all readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/9/18.]
PREMIUM

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Walker forthrightly addresses our despair while ultimately offering poems of love and hope for all readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/9/18.]
PREMIUM

Perennial

The columbine, a perennial, is said to look like an eagle's claw or five doves huddled together. Both are apt definitions fitting this fine debut collection.
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Junk

An ambitious and impressive work, using visceral language, that will appeal to a wide range of readers.
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Witch Wife

A fine addition to large poetry collections.
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Royals

These are not easy poems to untangle, and some readers will need to work to find their way through them. Yet it's worth the delight of what is found—the shifting surprises, the play of language and line: "We are shrinking stars/ in relation to the altar/ Push your hand/ through the holes/ a giant violet bank of clouds/ The edge on the moon speaks/ all the way around."

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