Book reviews by Raena Shirali, Christopher Kempf, Shara Lesssley, and Corey Van Landingham.
Kylan Rice has poetry and prose in Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is a regular reviewer for West Branch.
Christopher J. Adamson is a California-based poet, critic, and essayist. His writing has appeared in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and publications including ZYZZYVA, Boston Review, Southwest Review and previously in West Branch.
Luke Hankins is the author of a collection of poems, Weak Devotions, and a collection of essays, The Work of Creation. A volume of his translations from the French of Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, A Cry in the Snow & Other Poems, was released by Seagull Books in 2018
Will Schutt is the author of Westerly (Yale University Press, 2013) and translator of My Life, I Lapped It Up: Selected Poems of Edoardo Sanguineti (Oberlin College Press, fall 2018).
Kylan Rice has an MFA from Colorado State University, and he is working on his PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Some of his poems can be found at Kenyon Review, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. His book reviews have been published by Colorado Review, West Branch, Carolina Quarterly and the Emily Dickinson Society Bulletin.
Our Winter 2018 Recommendations.
Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017). Her honors include a Puschart Prize, a Philip Roth Residency at Bucknell University, a Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, a Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, and a "Discovery"/Boston Review Prize.
Shara Lessley, a contributing editor, is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale and The Explosive Expert's Wife. With Bruce Snider, she is the co-editor of The Poem's Country, an anthology of essays on place and poetic practice. She lives in Oxford, England.
Corey Van Landingham, a contributing editor, is the author of Antidote and the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment fellowship. A former Wallace Stegner fellow, she is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cincinnati, and a book review editor for Kenyon Review.