Posts by: Dan Shewan

As Long as Trees Last

“As Long As Trees Last” by Hoa Nguyen

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Seattle’s renowned independent press, Wave Books, recently published Hoa Nguyen’s third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last. In it, Nguyen once again dares to experiment with form, structure, and language to bring us a collection of genuinely thought-provoking poems interspersed with glimpses of beauty often missed in the bustle of modern life.

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Crossed Out Swastika

“The Crossed Out Swastika” by Cyrus Cassells

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Cyrus Cassells’ fifth collection of poems, The Crossed-Out Swastika, treads the familiar yet treacherous and muddy ground of World War II. For a less skilful poet, such hostile territory may have presented an insurmountable challenge. For Cassells’, however, the atrocities of war provide an opportunity to show us that, even in its darkest hour, the will and tenacity of the human spirit endures.

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