Kylan Rice has written a major review essay on Alicia Cohen's Coherer and Joseph Donahue's Dark Church, along with discussions of the work of Verge co-captains John Tipton and Peter O'Leary. Of Cohen's work, Rice writes, she "affirms what we have already known," adding contemplatively, "Demotic augur, cledonomancer, Cohen elaborates on an Eteoclean approach, embracing reading as a kind of fateful being-called..." Whew!
Describing Donahue's Dark Church, Rice writes: "The end of days is that mist that distills over Joseph Donahue’s Dark Church. Be it a mist, it’s still the quality of mist to refract a glow of light. The newest installment of a series titled Terra Lucida, Dark Church unfurls its sweeping personal epic on a lyric scale, but framed at start and finish in impersonal, planetary terms. Donahue maps his lyric consciousness onto the planet, ranging widely over world and spacetime in compressed continuous couplets."
This essay appears in West Branch, a journal edited by the estimable G.C. Waldrep, out of Bucknell University.
You can purchase Coherer here.
You can purchase Dark Church here.
And don't forget the newest Verge title, Tirzah Goldenberg's Aleph.