Book Reviews
by Ace Bogess
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Ratings: A Guide to the Stars
Book Reviews at TAR
Jimwamba by Scott Kelly  reviewed Aug. 15, 2005
The Empire of Light by David Czuchlewski reviewed November 20, 2004
The Dissolving Island  by David Rigsbee  reviewed December 21, 2003
Screaming with the Cannibals  by Lee Maynard  reviewed Oct. 18, 2003
Unfortunately, It Was Paradise  by Mahmoud Darwish   reviewed Sept. 24, 2003  by Tom Grimes  reviewed July 21, 2003
The Losers' Club  by Richard Perez  reviewed May 18, 2003
Sparrow  by Carol Muske-Dukes  reviewed May 15, 2003
The News and Other Poems  by David Citino  reviewed Mar. 22, 2003
Christening the Dancer  by John Amen   reviewed Mar. 12, 2003
The Lives of the Saints  by Suzanne Paola   reviewed Feb. 21, 2003
Musica Humana   by Ilya Kaminsky   reviewed Dec. 7, 2002
Azrael on the Mountain   by Victor Depta  reviewed Nov. 20, 2002
The Judges  by Elie Wiesel   reviewed Nov. 17, 2002
Without End   by Adam Zagajewski   reviewed Oct. 31, 2002
A Quest Among the Bewildered  by Wulf Zendik  reviewed Oct. 13, 2002
What Language  by J.P. Dancing Bear  reviewed Sept. 9, 2002
Ash Wednesday  by Ethan Hawke  reviewed Sept. 2, 2002
Night of Warehouses  by Stephen Oliver  reviewed Aug. 29, 2002
Crucible  by Daniel Bosch   reviewed Aug. 19, 2002
The Glowing River by Jack Myers   reviewed Aug. 7, 2002
Moveable Darkness by Ron Houchin  reviewed Aug. 5, 2002
Running Up Spring Street by Maria McDonnell  reviewed July 30, 2002
Aminadab by Maurice Blanchot  reviewed June 24, 2002
The Guests at the Gate by Anthony Piccione  reviewed June 1, 2002
The Evening Sun by David Lehman  reviewed May 26, 2002
Anonymous Or by Allan Peterson  reviewed May 15, 2002
Tidal Air by Edward Byrne  reviewed Apr. 11, 2002
The Rim Benders by Lola Haskins  reviewed Feb. 5, 2002
Let's Not Sleep by C.J. Sage  reviewed Jan. 31, 2002
The Best of The Melic Review edited by C.E. Chaffin  reviewed Jan. 6, 2002
Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan reviewed Jan. 1, 2002
The Kafka Effekt by D. Harlan Wilson  reviewed Dec. 13, 2001   
The Ash Garden by Dennis Bock  reviewed Oct. 21, 2001
Spontaneous Chili by stevenallenmay  reviewed Oct. 19, 2001
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie  reviewed Oct. 2, 2001
Fox: Poems 1998-2000 by Adrienne Rich  reviewed Sept. 13, 2001
The Muse Asylum by David Czuchlewski  reviewed Aug. 4, 2001
The Extraordinary Tide ed. Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu  reviewed Aug. 3, 2001
Honeymooners by Chuck Kinder  reviewed Aug. 3, 2001
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Ace Boggess
Beam with delight to say you were first on your block to own one
Good for a candlelit dinner, a walk in the park, a radiant glow
Okay reading between your favorite sitcoms (or on long nights spent in jail)
Make the author buy you breakfast when you're done
Ratings: A Guide to the Stars
Black Lawrence Press
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection