"Soto’s work reminds us that the San Joaquin Valley remains a 'place of wonderment—yes, wonderment,' whose people are, among other things, complex, hard-working, faithful, imaginative, hopeful, caring, animated, cultured, enduring."
"In the hands of Walker-Figueroa ... enjambment is not just a craft technique—hers is an existential enjambment."
"But this power to ... communicate the full weight of a paradox, to 'say' in one stroke and “unsay” in the next—to me, that’s poetry at its best."
One of the outcomes I expect from the enterprise of translating American Sign Language poetry into English is that it would disappoint many readers.
"Short stories are rarely about the moment of crisis. I think that’s because what happened is just a fact."
On Alice Oswald's Dart, edited by Shara Lessley, featuring Niall Munro, Aria Misher Aber and Yvonne Reddick.
Sara Quinn Rivara is the author of two collections of poetry, Lake Effect (Aldrich Press, 2013) and Animal Bride (Tinderbox Editions, Fall 2018). Her work has appeared in Blackbird, RHINO, cream city review, 32 Poems, Split Lip Magazine, Superstition Review, Dunes Review and many other places. She lives in Portland, Oregon.