January 7, 2019


Tova Fleming

By Mary Newell. Codhill Press. January 2019. 

Pivoting around the modular refrain “in the pith of,” the poetry chapbook TILT / HOVER / VEER depicts moments such as the planetary tilt that “shuffles the seasons,” the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we “aim for the polestar” but “wake up awry,” and the opportunity to recover a vital orientation in the midst of life’s fluctuations.

“Newell’s pithy fragments capture the essence of fleeting moments in time, whole worlds of weather, ...