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A specialty brew of musings, micro reviews and the occasional call to arms by the Bear Review crew and friends. Grab and go.
- Jan 30, 2021
“Kunstelerroman” by Anne Barngrover, read by the poet
Barngrover makes it clear the complexities of love and relations are never as simple as any crit theory formulation would have you believe.
- Jan 15, 2021
“Starlight” by Miguel Murphy, read by the poet
"Starlight" speaks to waiting uneasily for test results, but also about the world’s enormous beauty, often painfully out of reach...
- Jan 1, 2021
“Snow Day” by Gina Myers, read by the poet
Every kid in every grown-up’s body loves a snow day. We can’t blame them. Their thirteen years of schooling for nine grueling months...
- Oct 16, 2020
Inaugural Michelle Boisseau Poetry Prize winner announced
After much arguing and reading and rereading then handing the amazing poems we selected over to Hadara Bar-Nadav to select a winner...
- Oct 9, 2020
"Gonna break the nose of mythology": Ama Codjoe’s Blood in the Air
In Blood of the Air, Codjoe exploits the intersection of content and form to deconstruct racist and sexist narratives...
- Sep 23, 2020
2019 Editors Prize Winner Kabel Mishka Ligot featured on The Slowdown
We chose Kabel Mishka Ligot's work for our first-ever Editors Prize for the simple fact that his poetry seems to effortlessly raise some...
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