Ruth Awad

Ruth Awad has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Southern Indiana Review, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, and in the anthologies The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War … Continue reading Ruth Awad

CPR Volume 18-2

April, 2016 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS Joan Colby, Testimony Mary Moore, Economy Rebecca Starks, On Tidying Up Ann V. DeVilbiss, In a Field, Far Carlie Hoffman, North Window Dianne Stepp, Hunger Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, The Colors Christopher Petruccelli, Verdigris Steven Sanchez, After Bobby Jindal … Continue reading CPR Volume 18-2

The Only Way Is Forward: A Review of The Cartographer’s Ink by Okla Elliott

Reviewed by Ruth Awad The Cartographer’s Ink (published by NYQ Books) is Okla Elliott’s first full-length poetry collection – the culmination of years of lived experience, seasoned craft, and reflection. There’s a reason the words “historic,” “philosophical,” and “geography” populate the praises of this book. How else do you describe poems that trace the intersection … Continue reading The Only Way Is Forward: A Review of The Cartographer’s Ink by Okla Elliott