The Review Review

The Review Review this month features Calyx, Winter 2012, and (thus) my poem, "The Apple Orchard":

The first poem in this issue is the winner of the 2011 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize: “The Apple Orchard” by Bethany Reid. The award-winning poem compares an orchard to a whorehouse, evoking such female-centric images as, “the trees/frowsy and bedraggled/in nightgowns and slippers,/hair tangled, lipstick askew,/straps slipping from their shoulders.” Reid’s poem makes quiet assertions about nature’s give and take within the larger context of women’s sexuality, providing the perfect opening for this high-tension issue.