This issue of Wordgathering includes reviews of two new poetry chapbooks: Sheila Fiona Black’s All the Sleep in the World and Diane R. Wiener’s Flashes & Specks. Three anthologies are reviewed: “Crip Temporalities” addresses Crip Time in elaborate, intersectional ways; the fifth volume of Spoon Knife centers Neuroqueer creativity and wisdom; and Welcome to the Resistance brings together poets whose work underscores the power of poetry as critique, political insistence, and sociocultural reflection. Katie Booth’s The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness is an unabashed commentary as well as a powerful reminder of the vibrancy and necessity of Deaf cultural activism, historically and today.
Book reviews in this issue:
- Sheila Fiona Black, All the Sleep in the World
- Katie Booth, The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness
- Crip Temporalities (Special Issue of SAQ, edited by Ellen Samuels and Elizabeth Freeman)
- Andrew M. Reichart, Dora M. Raymaker, and Nick Walker (Eds.), Spoon Knife 5: Liminal
- Taylor Carmen Savath and Ona Gritz (Eds.), Welcome to the Resistance: Poetry as Protest
- Diane R. Wiener, Flashes & Specks
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