He kept painting ... Dancing on waves / exultant as migratory birds
not staying in the nests / they had created, leaving behind
salt on the waves.
—Diane Marquart Moore, Author of Ridges

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BY AHREND TORREY

Spring, 2022: Gary Hotham’s chapbook, Mannequins Dressed for the Window: Haiku Secrets, received the 2022 Marianne Bluger Chapbook Honourable Mention, sponsored by Haiku Canada. Also author of the full-length collections, Spilled Milk: Haiku Destinies & Stone’s Throw: Promises of Mere Words

July, 2022: Seeking Habitat, Poems by Richard K. Kent

“Readers will cherish these poems; whatever presents itself—weather, seasons, wildlife, photographs, paintings, ancient Chinese poems, memories—is afforded a fierce and loving attention.”—David Young

“This collection is rich in diversity, the sensibility gentle and deep, like twilight settling over a landscape.”—Walker Abel

“There is an intensity of seeing in Richard Kent’s graceful, lustrous poetry that reflects his vocation as an art historian and his avocation as a photographer”—Charles Egan

September, 2022: Buoyant, Poems by Rebekah Bloyd

“Rebekah Bloyd takes us on a wide-ranging, hydrological journey: her words—solid, fluid, vaporous—traversing a ‘globe without axis.’”—Ellen Orleans

“Whether responding to the behavior of water, the epidemic of gun violence, or a social media text, Bloyd examines the spiritual energies that both connect and separate us from the natural world and from one another.”­—Caroline Goodwin

“From the first poem’s kinetic opening, ‘a field of children roars/into a seascape/swimming perpendicular’ to the last poem’s poignant ending, ‘Handsome, her hand on the world/burst/open/of its own accord’ the reader encounters precise, surprising imagery and form. In this beautiful, haunting collection, ‘our planet is wide/as earth eggs, soil grubs, caterpillar, beetle … wide as cricket pulse/under night skies satellite saturated.’”­—Judith Serin

Forthcoming: Review of Sundown at Faith Regional Poems by Barbara Schmitz. Review by Mark Sanders in Western American Literature

“…She confronts headlong the hard topics of loss and grief, how one resolves the contradiction of living a full life while facing mortality’s dissolution; furthermore, she willfully opens doors to interior dialogues that transport us to our own consciousness and experience.…”

October, 2022: Vintage Yosemite Glass Plate Photographs of Early 20th-Century Yosemite by Harold A. Taylor

From 1902-1907, Harold A. Taylor photographed Yosemite, operating out of his Studio of the Three Arrows in Yosemite Valley, and using dry glass plate negatives. Glass plate negatives, though fragile and heavy, permit stunning clarity and depth of light—and celluloid would all but replace them by the late 1920s.

October, 2022: Fall Pinyon Review, #22: Heart of the Shadow

Poetry and Prose in a Handmade Limited Edition

Contributions by: Geer Austin, Suzanne Kelm, Edward J. Rielly, and Luci Shaw

PINYON REVIEW

SPRING 2022

Fall, 2022: “Afterglow: An Appreciation of Robert B. Shaw’s What Remains to Be Said” by A. E. Stallings in Literary Matters Issue 15.1

“From Shaw’s debut and throughout his work, longer blank verse narratives (sometimes haunted with the mirroring longueurs of age and childhood, other times simmering with darker suggestions of desperation or violence) are leavened with shorter lyrics on the passage of time, and still lifes, sometimes playfully in the voice of the object or concept itself—whether it be a gargoyle, a bookmark, or a contagious yawn.” Read the Review

June, 2022: “Homage to the Word”: On Robert B. Shaw’s What Remains to Be Said , in the Los Angeles Review of Books “He practices meter and storytelling with unaffected dexterity …  intelligent and, at times, abstrusely original … Shaw writes, as do Dickinson and Robert Frost, in the faith that even nature’s humblest phenomena and organisms illuminate reality and merit investigation and contemplation.” Read the Review, written by Timothy Steele

June, 2022: Book Review of What Remains to Be Said, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette“These poems cover a wide range of topics and also examine the span of the poet’s life … His voice is an engaging one, at times wry and plainspoken and sometimes more satiric and critical.” Read the Review, written by Steve Pferrer.

Spring, 2022: A Conversation with Robert B. Shaw, in Literary Matters“I felt deeply compelled, not just to write, but to rewrite; to master expressive clarity and technical skills. … ” Read the Conversation, conducted by Ryan Wilson.

April, 2022: What Remains to Be Said New and Selected Poems by Robert B. Shaw

“Robert B. Shaw gives us the full human range of his verse as he charts his life from gains to losses, joy to grief, with irony, wit, and compassion.”—Mark Jarman

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