Caleb Curtis

Caleb Curtiss is the author of A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). His writing has appeared in New England Review, TriQuarterly, DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, & elsewhere. He lives in Champaign, IL where he edits poetry for Hobart, organizes literary readings, & teaches high school English.   Read more →

“If You Like Difficulty” Book Review

    If You Like Difficulty is one of the most inspiring, intriguing, and perplexing collections of poetry I have read.  Jan Clausen is the author of two previous titles of poetry, as well as two novels and a memoir, Apples and Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity (Houghton Mifflin). Her use and mastery of language in these poems is striking: The diction… Read more →

“Birth Marks” Book Review

    Jim Daniels’ book of poems “Birth Marks” follows the growth of a narrator who is taken through the hardships, ailments, and rewards of growing up in the city. This book appears to be a sort of coming-of-age poems about the narrator’s personal life growing up in an urban setting. The poem is divided by four topics: “Mega-Everything”, “Foundation”,… Read more →