Luke Gorham

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Our Country Friends

Both the definitive COVID-19 novel and not, this work captures an uncertain modernity and speaks to the existential peril of contemporary life.

Several People Are Typing

Existing in the slipstream of humanity’s and technology’s mutual march forward, this is a welcome if lightweight oddity that cuttingly observes the horror and humor of the modern condition.


Few things are more intimate (and terrifying) than the act of being in the world, and Kitamura’s evocative interrogation of our ability to know ourselves and others is reinforced by the strength of her spare, haunting prose.

Once There Were Wolves

Another win for McConaghy that weaves together various modes and creates something that will be immediately appealing to a diverse spate of readers.

Demos: An American Multitude

There are impressive moments liberally littered throughout this work, which brims with important rhetoric, but finally it feels a bit too scattered.

Vertigo & Ghost: Poems

Both a punishing and delicate collection, and one that will likely resonate with poetry novices and aficionados alike.


Loaded with ideas and often poignant in its ruminations, but also languorous and merely expository; there’s certainly no denying Bell’s ambition, but this work simply fails to take root.

Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018

Borzutzky’s heavily political work wades in our collective human muck, and he continues to defy poetry expectations, to the form’s benefit.

it was never going to be okay

An emotionally wrenching and linguistically mature work that will be particularly inviting for poetry novices, but which also suffers from structural imbalances that diminish some of its power.

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