“The poem ‘Orientation,’ is a dizzying work of poetry…which we love.”

— Bethany Startin, Poetry Editor (Black Warrior Review, 2014)


“Though LAR does not often publish the more experimental forms of poetry, we were enchanted by James Allman’s ‘Corpus Delicti’ and the notably sharp, tight-fitting corners of both the poems’ lines and the author’s wit. Form, thought and rhythm come together to make a strikingly vivid and at times even chaotic masterpiece. The combination of raw, visercal details and intellectual accuracy makes this poem fodder for much haunting thought long after the page has turned. Not for the lighthearted and not for the novice, ‘Corpus Delicti’ embodies exactly what contemporary poetry should be: powerful, well-crafted, and smart.”

— Tanya Chernov, Poetry Editor (Los Angeles Review, 2011)


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