poetry & plays

Poetry and plays are, alas, the neglected child in my family of book reviews. As a former poet, of course, I read plenty of poems back in the day. But I find as both a writer and a reader, my tastes have skewed toward prose.

As for plays, I must admit that reading is an entirely different experience than sitting in a darkened theater and giving yourself over to the action on stage.

poetry & plays
Poetry & plays to be read. Photo credit: Karen Kao

So I’ve only a handful of reviews for you and there’s not that much more in my to-be-read pile. More soon!


The Piano Teacher: Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang

Sacrificial Acts: Three Tragedies: Antigone, Oedipus the King & Electra by Sophocles, translator H.D.F. Kitto


Three Poets: Signs & Wonders by Charles Martin, After the Lost War by Andrew Hudgins, Ghosts of Old Virginny by Milla van der Have