Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom by Noel Pabillo Mariano, reviewed by Margaryta Golovchenko • Empty Mirror

Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom by Noel Pabillo Mariano / Hyacinth Girl Press / 31 pages / $6.00 Questions of the spoken/external and unspoken/internal sort are at the heart of Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom. The chapbook takes elements from video games, especially in regard to structuring, in order to explore loss, memory, the possibility…

New poetry collections by Kenneth Pobo • Empty Mirror

Empty Mirror contributor Kenneth Pobo has published two new poetry collections this past month. The Antlantis Hit Parade Prose poems. From the publisher: “A delightful collection of unique personalities, perhaps generations of family or the inhabitants of a small town beset by the vagaries of love, loneliness, and growing older. This book entices you into…

Love Me, Anyway by Minadora Macheret • Empty Mirror

1. Love Me, Anyway was published by Porkbelly Press in 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. 2. This is Minadora Macheret’s first chapbook. 3. The speaker in these poems details three main subjects: the death of her mother, navigating Jewish identity, and suffering from Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 4. PCOS is a chronic, hormonal disorder that causes…