Review: The Taxidermist’s Cut by Rajiv Mohabir

The Taxidermist’s Cut mines its title for everything it’s worth, but the arresting poems found in the first full-length collection from Rajiv Mohabir show no signs of the strain of over-extended metaphor, nor do they suffer under the awkward weight of an over-determined symbol. Rather, these poems expose their literal and figurative layers slowly, anatomizing…

Helen Adam and Black Magic: Visions in the Light of Tradition

by Kristin Prevallet Visionary trances crafted from old and contemporary poems, rituals, and other magical sources. Always healing, always affirming images of love to allow what can’t be easily or otherwise be spoken. As a poet, teacher, and practicing clinical hypnotist I am a weaver of words and a believer in their power to effect…