Portaging celebrates new writing from the Midwest with a particular focus on experimental and hybrid work from small presses.
Disgusted & Enthralled & In Love: A Review of Louder Birds by Angela Voras-Hills
C. Kubasta reviews Angela Voras-Hills’s LOUDER BIRDS, a poetry collection that engages ideas of home, the corporeal, life, and loss.
“Sisters Always Love Each Other the Most of Anybody”: A Review of Leslie Pietrzyk’s Silver Girl
C. Kubasta reviews Leslie Pietrzyk’s SILVER GIRL, a rule-breaking book about sisterhood that broke through Kubasta’s COVID-induced reader’s block.
We Are Made of Woven Memory Circles
On Raki Kopernik’s WE ARE MADE OF WOVEN MEMORY CIRCLES
My House of Mysterious Compartments
C. Kubasta reviews Tara Burke’s ANIMAL LIKE ANY OTHER
#SaferAtHome or #AloneTogether Reading: Poetry When We’re Craving Proximity
C. Kubasta reviews CRUSH by Richard Siken and THE DEAD ANIMAL HANDBOOK, edited by Cam Awkward-Rich and sam sax.
So Much of a Mother Is Liquid
C. Kubasta reviews Callista Buchen’s poetry collection LOOK LOOK LOOK.
A Lean-To Upon a Once-Was
C. Kubasta reviews Paula Cisewski’s poetry collection THE THREATENED EVERYTHING.
The Negative Space of the Page
C. Kubasta reviews Emily Bowles’s poetry collection HIS JOURNAL, MY STELLA.
Prove Something Happened
C. Kubasta reviews Sara Ryan’s poetry collection, NEVER LEAVE THE FOOT OF AN ANIMAL UNSKINNED.
Maybe Love Is a Many-Legged Thing
C. Kubasta reviews Tara Betts’s poetry collection BREAK THE HABIT.
The Poetry of Excel Spreadsheets
C. Kubasta on #metoo, poetry, Isobel O’Hare, and form.
Archive as much as you like [something will always be left out].
C. Kubasta reviews Jane Lewty’s poetry collection IN ONE FORM TO FIND ANOTHER.
A Tinderbox Is a Thing Readily Ignited
C. Kubasta reviews Katherine Rauk’s BURIED CHOIRS and discusses Molly Sutton Kiefer’s TINDERBOX POETRY JOURNAL and TINDERBOX EDITIONS.
The Pleasures of Disrupted Reading
C. Kubasta reviews Lindsay Drager’s poetry collection THE SORROW PROPER and Sarah Sadie’s WE ARE TRAVELING THROUGH THE DARK AT TREMENDOUS SPEEDS.
C. Kubasta introduces her poetry column, PORTAGING, focusing on poetry from the Midwest.