In January 2023, Sticks & Stones will begin its fifth year of publishing reviews of poetry collections.
When I started the newsletter in 2018, I wasn’t sure how long I would continue it. I didn’t really have a plan beyond making sure that I wrote the best possible reviews about the books poets sent me. Now, over sixty reviews later, I’m committed to continuing the practice for as long as I can.
2022 brought a wealth of incredible books from poets who wrote with depth and compassion about the times we’re living in. They wrote about relationships, death, love, the vulnerability of the planet, politics, and simple survival, which, as it turns out, is pretty complicated.
More people than ever are finding solace and inspiration in the art of poetry.
I’m happy to announce the Sticks & Stones review schedule for 2023:
January 2: Naming the Ghost by Emily Hockaday
February 6: Water Lessons by Lisa Dordal
March 6: Horse Not Zebra by Eric Nelson
April 3: Leave Me a Little Want by Beverly Burch
May 1: Light Waves by Kirsten Shu-ying Chen
June 5: Leave No Wake by Marie Gauthier
July 3: let the dead in by Saida Agostini
August 7: because God loves the wasp by Elisabeth Blair
September 4: Postcard Poems by Jeanne Griggs
October 3: buried [a place] by Sue Scavo
November 6: Talk Smack to a Hurricane by Lynne Jensen Lampe
December 4: Through a Grainy Landscape by Millicent Borges Accardi