May 23, 2013
Melissa Crowe wrote a beautiful and moving review of Our Lady for Beloit Poetry Journal, saying "...I am one of Brimhall's bewildered, complicit, dogged, desiring pilgrims, and that the world she depicts is this one, mine." Thank you, Melissa.
February 16, 2013
I wrote about my first encounter with the work of Allison Benis White over on The Rumpus. Her new book will be out in a couple of months, and I can't wait to get my hands on it again.
January 3, 2013
I'm honored to be among Kevin Young's choices for Five Poets with Punch on NPR. The other poets are Natasha Tretheway, D.A. Powell, Matthew Dickman, and Dean Young.
September 16, 2012
Lindsay Miller at Muzzle Magazine recently reviewed Our Lady. Here's a peek at what she had to say: "The thrum of unfulfilled need is palpable...settling into the body as something familiar, like a hunger so old it becomes another organ."
September 11, 2012
Ryan Bollenbach over at Sweet wrote me a really nice love letter. Reviews are nice, but a love letter? I'm going to fold it up and pin it inside my shirt.
August 4, 2012
A new review of Our Lady came out recently in TROP by A. Kay Emmert. Here's a preview of the review: "Brimhall’s book is a kind of bible-in-the-making, a bible of the damned and of the saved begging to be damned."
June 6, 2012
A new review of Our Lady of the Ruins by Wesley Rothman is up on New City Lit. A sneak peek: "It is beautiful darkness, persistently frightening and wired with faint belief."
May 27, 2012
Grace Cavalieri included Our Lady of the Ruins along with books by Mark Strand, Jonathan Galassi, Campbell McGrath, and Vladimir Nabokov in her May Exemplars round up over at Washington Independent Review of Books. Thanks, Grace!
April 4, 2012
Library Journal listed Our Lady in their "Voices on the Verge: 14 New Poets for National Poetry Month" feature.
April 4, 2012
The good news abounds! The fabulous Chloe Honum reviewed Our Lady on Ron Slate's blog On the Seawall for National Poetry Month.
March 15, 2012
Nick Ripatrazone wrote a beautiful review of Our Lady over at The Rumpus. There's also a link to a new poem at the bottom.
February 28, 2012
I just saw an advanced copy of a review that will appear in Booklist on March 15th. Here's a sneak peek: "Readers who appreciate haunting, philosophical questioning will savor Our Lady of the Ruins."
January 26, 2012
An early review for Our Lady of the Ruins just came out in Publisher's Weekly that describes the poems as "part Dylan Thomas, part saint's legend and part Tolkien." That's right, Tolkien. Thank you PW!
January 24, 2012
Kyle McCord mentioned on Facebook that a new review of Rookery is in the new issues of Pleiades. Thanks, Kyle!
December 23, 2011
Three poems from the forthcoming book and a review of Rookery by Sandra Beasley are up on Blackbird.
December 15, 2011
A new review of Rookery came out today from Buried Letter Press. I was really grateful for Dawn Manning's generosity and clear insights into the poems.
June 6, 2011
I was really honored and humbled to read Tracy K. Smith's beautiful words about Rookery on the Best American Poetry blog. I'm incredibly grateful.
"This book adds to the canon at the core of the Church of Poetry."
May 4, 2011
The Rumpus also published a review of Rookery today written by the wonderful Nick Lantz. You can read it here.
May 2, 2011
New review by Christopher Leibow available up at Sugar House Review.
"This is a lyrical, surreal and palpable first collection."
April 26, 2011
A new review of Rookery is up at Cleveland's The Plain Dealer.
"The world of Brimhall's impressive first book is populated with terrifying angels, creatures beautiful and barbaric."
April 12, 2011
Sandy Longhorn said some amazingly kind things about Rookery over on her blog "Myself the Only Kangaroo Among the Beauty." You should check out what she has to say, but also subscribe to her blog.