This issue of Wordgathering includes reviews of new poetry works (among them, full-length collections and chapbooks) by Willy Conley, Sarah Katz, Sean J. Mahoney, and Shane Neilson, and Hannah Soyer’s edited poetry anthology focused on the interweaving of Disability and trauma. These five poetry reviews are joined by discussions of four other texts: Hernández and Alland’s powerhouse zine—deeply needed in the world of Covid; Petra Kuppers’s vibrant exploration of “speculative performance encounters”; Palaces’s chapbook of personal essays; and Dora M. Raymaker’s second neurodivergent sci-fi novel.
- Willy Conley, The World of White Water
- Etzali Hernández and Sandra Alland, Sore Loser: a chronic pain and illness zine on queer disabled grief
- Sarah Katz, Country of Glass
- Petra Kuppers, Eco Soma: Pain and Joy in Speculative Performance Encounters
- Sean J. Mahoney, Politics or Disease, please…
- Shane Neilson, For the Living
- Palaces, Folktales for the Diseased Individual: Personal Essays
- Dora M. Raymaker, Resonance
- Hannah Soyer (ed.), The Ending Hasn’t Happened Yet
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