This Week’s Reviews

Hai-Dang Phan | Sarabande Books | 9781946448286 | February 2019
“It is an ambitious addition to Vietnam War literature and a fearless contribution to the small, albeit energetic, body of verse by the new generation of Vietnamese American refugees. . . . Aren’t we lucky to be indicted by a poet with a voice this strong?”—World Literature Today

Seven Samurai Swept Away in A River
Jung Young Moon, trans. Yewon Jung | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781941920855 | November 2019
“Impressive fluidity. . . . Like a lucid dream.”—Foreword Reviews

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Karen Havelin | Dottir Press | 9781948340052 | May 2019
“Havelin writes boldly about the often overlooked maladies that women face and the almost comical lengths that they sometimes have to take to address them.”—Columbia Magazine

The Tiny Journalist
Naomi Shihab Nye | BOA Editions | 9781942683728 | April 2019
“In this moment of our history, many poets feel called to the poetry of witness and resistance. This is not new work for Naomi Shihab Nye, who has always woven those threads into her poetry, but never more consistently than in this collection. It is a brave collection from a pair of brave souls.”—Rhino Poetry

A Million Dots
Sven Völker | Cicada Books | 9781908714664 | September 2019
“One, two, ten, even one hundred—you can see that number of people or items in your mind. It’s hard, though, especially for children, to visualize a thousand, a hundred thousand, a half a million, even a million. In his stylish book, Sven Völker translates these numbers into dots and uses them to create images that are both humorous and awe-inspiring. . . . An entertaining and educational way to relay the idea of number to kids at home or in the classroom, A Million Dots will elicit multiple exclamations of ‘Wow!’ as the numbers add up.”—Celebrate Picture Books

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