Monday, December 24, 2018


Galatea Resurrects engages with poetry projects to present reviews, book introductions (or forewords prefaces or afterwords) not currently online, coverage of poetry events, and other engagements in any form (e.g. letters, poems, art, etc. in response to poetry). Reviews are not limited to recent releases as we believe Poetry is eternal.

Book and chapbook review copies are available HERE. However, Galatea Resurrects (GR) is now on sabbatical until announced otherwise. After GR's sabbatical ends, we will be open again to taking reviews and other engagements. We will send out review copies only after GR returns from sabbatical, though you  also can review some beloved book that's long stayed on one of your bookshelves!

Email for queries and sending reviews: galateaten at gmail dot com

Eileen Tabios
Editor, Galatea Resurrects


Click on title-links to be directed to the review or article
EDITOR'S NOTE: Eileen R. Tabios

Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi
Reviewed by Judith Roitman (12/22)


Memory by Sacha Archer
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (12/20)

Periodic Earth by Donna Fleischer
Reviewed by Marilyn Johnston (12/19)

Who Reads Poetry: 50 Views from Poetry Magazine edited by Fred Sasaki and Don Share
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (12/18)


A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions by Tom Jenks
Engaged by Catherine Vidler (12/16)

North Was Here by Ellie Ga
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (12/15)

Eternity Restoration Project: New and Selected Poems by Kushal Poddar
Reviewed by Amit Shankar Saha (12/14)

FEATURED POETS IN TRANSLATION: Edith L. Tiempo and Joi Barrios
Translated by Ralph Galan (12/13)

Regrounding a Pilgrimage by John Matthias & John Peck
Engaged by Robert Archambeau (12/12)

FEATURED POET: Aileen Cassinetto

Writing in the Ether by Catherine Arra
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (12/10)

NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman
Reviewed by Judith Roitman (11/20)

FEATURED POET: Ernesto Priego
with engagement by Eileen Tabios (11/19)

THE ACHIEVE OF, THE MASTERY: Filipino Poetry and Verse from English, mid-90s to 2016 edited by Gemino H. Abad and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta
Introduction by Gemino H. Abad (11/18)

Alley of Dreams by Anne Britting Oleson
Reviewed by Jonel Abellanosa (11/17)

ESL or YOU WEREN'T HERE by Aldrin Valdez
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (11/16)

The Cataracts by Raymond McDaniel
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (11/15)

The Weather in Normal by Carrie Etter
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (11/14)

Y’ol by Birhan Keskin
Engaged by Murat Nemet-Nejat (11/13)

The Cosmopolitan by Donna Stonecipher
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (11/12)

NIDORS by Colin Lee Marshall
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (11/11)

Jeremy Cantor's Poetry
Engaged by Michael Manning (11/10)

A FURNACE IN THE SHADOWS: Selected Poems by Paul Pines
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (11/9)

THE ROAD ITSELF by Aralee Strange
Engaged by Mark Flanigan (11/8)

BLUETS by Maggie Nelson and LOOK by Solmaz Sharif
Engaged by Aloysiusi Polintan (11/7)

Lost Sonnets by Catherine Vidler
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (10/26)

Pidgin Levitations by Ricardo M. de Ungria
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan (10/25)

Left Hand Dharma: New and Selected Poems by Belinda Subraman
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (10/24)

Virgin by Analicia Sotelo
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan (10/23)

profanity poems by Olchar E. Lindsann
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (10/22)

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer, S/ 2004 N1 by James Yeary, and THE MONSTER’S TOPIC SENTENCE a chaotic murmur by Maryrose Larkin
Engaged by Jim McCrary (10/21)


Listening to Red by Dona Mayoora
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (10/19)

Listening to Red by Dona Mayoora
Engaged by Karl Kempton (9/23)

HAY(NA)KU 15 edited by Eileen R. Tabios
Reviewed by Veronica Montes (9/22)

Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (9/21)

Scaffolding by Elena Rivera
Reviewed by Thom Donovan (9/20)

Engaged by D. Nurkse (9/19)

Featured Poet: E. San Juan, Jr.

The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier and SELECTED POEMS by Cirilo F. Bautista
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan (9/17)

declivities by Irene Koronas

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (9/16)

Fawning by Edric Mesmer
Reviewed by Marten Clibbens (9/15)

REHEARSAL by Irene Willis
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (9/14)

IN COMPANY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW MEXICO POETS AFTER 1960 edited by Lee Bartlett, V.B. Price and Dianne Edenfield Edwards
Engaged by jim leftwich (9/13)

PRE- by Barbara Tomash
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (8/22)

OF SOME SKY by Joseph Harrington
Reviewed by João Paulo Guimarães (8/21)

TRAVELING CLUSTER: poems in Italy by David Giannini
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (8/20)

thousands by Lightsey Darst
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (8/19)

The Infinite Doctrine of Water by Michael T. Young
Reviewed by Djelloul Marbrook (8/18)

THE BOOK OF MARK by Amanda Earl
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (8/17)

Les Echiquiers Effrontes by Mark Young
Reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky (8/16)

EVIDENCE OF FETUS DIVERSITY edited by Eileen R. Tabios
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (8/12)

Block by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (8/11)

THINK TANK by Julie Carr
Reviewed by Kylan Rice (7/23)

Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries edited by Martha Collins & Kevin Prufer and PRESENCE OF LIFE by Eric Hoffman
Engaged by Eileen Tabios(7/22)


Where Night and Day Become One: The French Poems by Steve Dalachinsky

Reviewed by Janet Hamill (7/20)

IF THEY HADN'T WORN WHITE HOODS,... by John Bloomberg-Rissman and Eileen R. Tabios

Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (7/19)

Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth: Selected Poems by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Translated by Arturo Mantecón
Reviewed by John M. Bennett (7/18)


Spokes of an Uneven Wheel by Colin Dodd
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (7/16)

INVISIBLE MARCHES by Tamas Panitz; Hexateuch by Joel Newberger; and BRONZE by Billie Chernicoff
Engaged by Robert Kelly (7/15)

Welcome Distractions: Accessible Poems for Time-Strapped Humans by Carol Wierzbicki
Reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky (7/14)

A Map and One Year by Karen L. George

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (7/13)

The Gnat's Window by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (7/12)

Roseate, Points of Gold by Laynie Browne
Reviewed by Kylan Rice (6/22)

Dearest Annie, You Wanted a Report on Berkson's Class: Letters from Frances LeFevre to Anne Waldman edited by Lisa Birman

Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (6/21)

FEATURED ESSAY: "Visual Writing, Derrida and the Unreadable Being of the Dead Sea Scrolls" by Tom Hibbard 


Comprehending Mortality by John Bloomberg-Rissman and Eileen R. Tabios

Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (6/19)

Real Fire by Janet Hamill, with photographs by Richard Baron
Reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky (6/18)

"Polymer Codex" by Mark Young

Engaged by Jim Leftwich (6/17)

WORDS ON EDGE by Michael Leong

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (6/16)

Gathering Sparks by Paul Pines

Engaged by Michael Heller (6/15)

Orange by Christine Herzer

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (6/14)

INTERVIEW: Norman Fischer interviews Denise Newman 

Perverse, All Monstrous by Code-Rose Clevidence
Reviewed by Judy Roitman (6/12)


Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (6/11)

ELEGY FOR MY BEAT GENERATION by Neeli Cherkovski and AMOR FATI by Jack Mueller

Reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky (6/10)

CLOSE APART by Robert Cowan

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (6/9)

The World of Burning by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (6/8)

FEATURED ESSAY: "Silence" by Raymond de Borja



Engaged by Eileen Tabios (6/6)

Olvidos by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (6/5)

"Flash Book Reviews" of The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu, Trans. by Jamal J. Elias; Sugar-Paper Blue by Ruth Fainlight; Owen Sheers by Skirrid Hill; Regarding Wave by Gary Snyder; The Nerve by Glyn Maxwell; The Painted Bed by Donald Hall; The Standing Wave by Gabriel Spera; O Harvest Poems 1910-1960 by Carl Sandburg; and POEMS: A Selection by Leonie Adams
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan  (6/4)

FEATURED ESSAY: Martha King on Frank O'Hara

Is That the Sound of a Piano Coming From Several Houses Down? by Noah Eli Gordon
Reviewed by rob mclennan (5/6)

COMPENDIUM: a collection of thoughts on prosody by Donald Justice, edited by David Koehn and Alan Soldofsky
Reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan (5/5)

HOY / TODAY by Juan Gelman, Translated by Lisa Rose Bradford
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/4)

The Sweating Lake by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (5/3)

INVISIBLE FISH by Susan F. Glassmeyer
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/2)

Publications by Jim Leftwich, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Joseph Carries, McKenzie Wark and John Milton
Engaged by Scott MacLeod (5/1)

succubus in my pocket by kari edwards
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (4/30)

Objects from a Borrowed Confession by Julie Carr
Reviewed by Kylan Rice (4/23)

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (4/22)

"The Curse of Akkad"
Engaged by Aileen Cassinetto and C. Sophia Ibardaloza (4/21)

Olas Cursis by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (4/20)

women: poetry: migration [an anthology], Editor Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Reviewed by Judy Roitman (4/19)

Masterplan by Eric Greinke and Alison Stone
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (4/18)

UNMARK by Montreux Rotholtz
Reviewed by Brian Burmeister (4/17)

Swedish Poetry Nowadays: An Anthology of 6 Poets in the 21st Century, Editor Kristian Carlsson
Reviewed by William Allegrezza (4/16)

Long Day, Counting Tomorrow by Jim Feast
Engaged by Steve Dalachinsky (4/15)

Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties by Lev Rubinstein, Trans. by Philip Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky; It's No Good: Poems / Essays / Actions by Kirill Medvedev, Trans. by Keith Gessen with Mark Krotov, Cory Merrill and Bela Shayevich; and I Live I See: Selected Poems by Vsevolod Nekrasov, Trans. by Ainsley Morse and Bela Shayevich
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (4/14)


The Spirit of the Staircase, poems by Tiana Nobile & paintings by Brigid Conroy
Engaged by Cristina Querrer (4/12)

Dark Pastures: Selected Songs and Poems by John Lunar Richey, WORKS by Danny Shot, and Hope Cries for Justice by Patricia Nicholson and William Parker
Reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky (4/11)

FEATURE: "Lesser Lights: More Adventures From A Hamptons Apprenticeship" 
By Sandy McIntosh (4/10)

Mirrors Mascaras by John M. Bennett
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (4/9)

Publications by Clark Coolidge, Jim Leftwich, John M. Bennet, Michel Roly, Leslie Scalapino, Keith Shein, Scott MacLeod, Lyn Hejinian, Brandon Brown, and Ron Silliman
Engaged by Scott MacLeod (4/8)

You Envelop Me by Laynie Browne
Reviewed by Kylan Rice (3/22)

Poems and Fragments by Elise Cowen, edited by Tony Trigilio
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (3/21)

Pantoums by Dennis Daly
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (3/20)

MEAT by Sophie Seita, Sublunar by Tom Jenks, and In Accident & Emergence by Rosa van Hensbergen
Reviewed (viz "revicules") by Colin Lee Marshall (3/19)

Old Ballerina Club by Sharon Olinka
Reviewed by Sheila Black (3/18)

Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living, edited by Christine Hamm
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (3/17)

Three Ariel Poems by Sylvia Plath
Engaged by Tasha Cotter (3/16)

Featured Essay: "Brief Notes on Thomas McEvilley"
By Peter Valente (3/15)

Phaneagrams by Jake Berry
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (3/15)

The Body Ghost by Joseph Lease
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (3/14)

The Critic Writes Poems: Abigail Licad

SELECT POEMS by John M Bennett
Engaged by Ivan Argüelles (3/12)

Answer To An Inquiry by Robert Walser
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (3/11)

Silence by Julie Unruh
Reviewed by Jim McCrary (3/10)

Featured Essay: "Hay(na)ku/Sci(na)ku--Six-Word Poetry"
By Lauren McBride (3/9)

Sound Rituals by Jim Leftwich and Billy Bob Beamer
Engaged by John M. Bennett (3/8)

Debths by Susan Howe
Engaged by Jim McCrary (3/7)

Publications by Cole Swensen, Jean Day, P. Inman, Scott MacLeod, Daniel Davidson and Rae Armentrout
Engaged by Scott MacLeod (3/6)

Editor's Recommendations From Review Copy List
By Eileen Tabios (3/5)

Featured Poet: Sheila E. Murphy

The Palace of Flowers by Gerry Grubbs
Reviewed by Joseph P. Tomain (2/19)

The Small Door of Your Death by Sheryl St. Germain
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (2/18)

Featured Essay: "Karl Kempton and 'The Enigma of the Other': The Originary Structures of Truth and Discovery of Visual Writing"
By Tom Hibbard (2/17)

Stubborn by Sheri Reda
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (2/16)

WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (2/15)

some more strange meteorites by Mark Young
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (2/14)

Guitar Tech by Mark Sonnenfeld
Reviewed by Jim Leftwich (2/14)

ANNE WITH AN E & ME by Wesley St. Jo
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (2/13)

Girl Gang by Juliet Cook

Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (2/12)

ORPHIC CANTOS by Ivan Argüelles
Engaged by John M. Bennett (2/11)

Engaged by Eileen Tabios (2/10)

Phaneagrams by Jake Berry
Engaged by Jim Leftwich (2/9)

The Critic Writes Poems: Paul Pines

Featured Essay: "The Nearness of Asemic Writing" 
By Jim Leftwich (2/8)

MARAWI by Albert E. Alejo and Eileen R. Tabios with translations by Aileen Cassinetto
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (2/7)

farnessity, wordslabs by Randee Silv
Reviewed by Jim Leftwich (2/6)

Interview: William Burroughs
Engaged by jim mccrary (2/5)

Tres tressstrisss trieesss tril trilssss: Transmutations of Cesar Vallejo by Jim Leftwich
Engaged by John M. Bennett (2/4)

From Here by Zoe Skoulding, with illustrations by Simonetta Moro
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (2/3)

Publications by Scott MacLeod, Michael Palmer, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Ann Lauterbach, Daniel Davidson and Laura Moriarty

Engaged by Scott MacLeod (2/2)

The Critic Writes Poems: Jim McCrary

Ten Poems by Luis H. Francia
A Rendition of "Lyric 17" in RIGODONa film by Sari Lluch Dalena and Keith Sicat starring Joel Torre, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, and Art Acuna
"Dream" by Marton Koppany
"The Buzzard" and "The Giant in the Dirty Coat" by Jesse Glass
Tattoo by John Bloomberg-Rissman
Two Artworks by Cecilia Ibardaloza
Three Collages by Rupert Loydell
"[There, demons, demagogue]" by Nick Carbó
"The Secret Life of an Angel" by Eileen R. Tabios
Writing-Prompt responses by Rupert Loydell's students at Falmouth University

Transnational BattleField by Heriberto Yépez and Miximum Ca’ Canny: The Sabotage Manuals by Ida Börjel, Translated by Jennifer Hayashida
Reviewed by T.C. Marshall (1/22)

like a solid to a shadow by Janice Lobo Sapigao
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (1/21)

A Change of Climate edited by Sam Illingworth and Dan Simpson
Engaged by Helen Mort (1/20)

Albedo by Kathleen Jesme
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater (1/19)

The End of Something by Kate Greenstreet
Reviewed by Judith Roitman (1/18)

upROUTE: The Language of Plates and NOTES ON THE SIGN OF POETRY: ADDENDUM & PRINTS, both by Sacha Archer
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (1/17)

LOSSES OF LIFE by Eric Hoffman
Reviewed by Paul Pines (1/16)

A WIFE IS A HOPE CHEST by Christine Brandel
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (1/15)

Publications by Scott MacLeod, Philip Whalen, Jim Leftwich, Olive Blackburn, Lyn Hejinian, Brandon Brown, and Anonymous
Engaged by Scott MacLeod (1/14)