Amy Dickinson

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Organs of Little Importance

An engrossing blend of the contemporary and classical, laced with irony, humor, and a deep sense of the now.

The Diaspora Sonnets

Exciting in its combination of traditional form and accessibility, this collection offers a compassionate and poignant reflection on family in diaspora. Highly recommended.

Console: Poems

A dreamy, vivid, linguistically alive collection that will reward the careful reader.

A Fire in the Hills

An accessible collection from a poet who continues to probe the past, present, and interconnectedness of being.

Trace Evidence: Poems

Shanahan’s new work meets anguish and pain directly and ultimately proposes a tender and expansive possibility: “If you are on this earth/ You are of this earth.” Emotionally vulnerable and insightful; a work in which all readers likely will find something of themselves.

Concentrate: Poems

Simply put, one of the best books this reviewer has read in the last 12 months.

A Fire in My Head: Poems for the Dawn

It’s “time to write on the face of the earth/ the value and meaning of every name,” Okri writes. Globally engaged, accessible, and relevant.

Please make me pretty, I don’t want to die: Poems

A sharp, playful, and thoughtful work for poetry lovers.

Black Swim

A lyrical, nuanced, and inventive debut.

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