Craig Santos Perez on Tara Betts:
Another element that shades Arc & Hue is the poet’s humor. Imagine a poem in the voice of a “crazy aunt” who dreams of giving her nieces vibrators. Imagine a poem in which Pablo Neruda writes an email to Slam Poets. Can you guess Neruda’s email address?
Ron Slate on Kara Candito:
Candito’s attitude toward power is ambiguous, but not her display of it. Hers is a baroque indifference. Are her speakers femme fatales or nubile victims?