Shannan Mann’s Versions of the Undefinable Other interpolates internal examination through elements of the Bhagavad-gita. This poem offers boundless deconstruction, itself inside the dharma yuddha, a beautifully complex and masterfully constructed theological, erotic scrutiny that goes through Shiva and ends with Rilke. Truly well done.
Time’s Arrow is a Beautiful, learned, pedagogical resource at its finest, and using the best of printing press as available today to sift chronologically through centuries of verse. This should be a resource known everywhere.
Ed Steck pursuance of the God Within in MycoMountaineer from At The Mountains of the Mycoverse is Entheogenic Heroic Poem traversing McKennaverse, “a moment in patterns” enfolding the molecule with the ethereal. Let new pathways unfold.
Asphalte Magazine | Ed Steck
Superlatives to Roger Bloor, Vanessa Lampert, and Mary Mullholland, editors of The Alchemy Spoon, Issue 5: Unthemed, with excellent contributions from Sarah E Mnatzgen (“Gaugin Girls”), Victoria Woolf Bailey (“Last Gasp”), and Christina Buckton (“Belinda”). And all around consensus favorite of Cruellest Month.
Roger Bloor, Vanessa Lampert, and Mary Mullholland | The Alchemy Spoon
Ginny Lowe Conners captures pandemic era chaos in the most unusual of settings; the woods. Yet this tranquil place is perfect for displaying the personal struggles that plagued our nation in a year of plague, divisive politics, and civil unrest. No, this is not a “pandemic poem”, this is a whisper of the human experience, a heart grappling with a world of mayhem.