Today, the Thursday's Three column spotlights a new chapbook and two new full-length collections.
✭ Donna Vorreyer's Tinder, Smolder, Bones, and Snow (July 2016) is available from one of my favorite chapbook publishers, dancing girl press. This is an especially lovely set of poems. Vorreyer has written six other chapbooks, including the 17-poem cycle Encantado (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015), illustrated by Matt Kish. Her most recent full-length collection is Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016).
Donna Vorreyer on FaceBook
dancing girl press on FaceBook and Tumblr
✭ Cathleen Calbert's The Afflicted Girls (Little Red Tree Publishing, July 2016) is the winner of the Vernice Quebodeaux "Pathways" Poetry Prize for Women. The 120-page collection, which includes six color paintings, comprises a series of poetic monologues in women's voices. Calbert has written three other poetry collections.
Cathleen Calbert on FaceBook
Little Red Tree on FaceBook
Vernice Quebodeaux "Pathways" Poetry Prize on FaceBook
✭ Portuguese-American poet Millicent Borges Accardi's third poetry book is Only More So (Salmon Poetry, 2016), a collection of 48 lyrical poems that, according to Accardi, focus on "bodies as language, women as witness, and the collective unconscious."
Listen to Accardi read "Buying Sleep" and "Faith", both from Only More So at Salmon Poetry. (At the same link is the text of "Portrait of a Girl, 1942", "Coupling", and "In Prague".)
Millicent Borges Accardi on FaceBook
Salmon Poetry on FaceBook