Tamiko Beyer

Tamiko Beyer is the author of Last Days (2021) and We Come Elemental (2013), both from Alice James Books, and two chapbooks of poems. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Idaho Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Hyphen, Dusie, and elsewhere, and she publishes a monthly newsletter, Starlight & Strategy. She has received awards, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, VONA, and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, among other organizations. A social justice communications writer and strategist, she spends her days writing truth to power.

Reviews

on Loves You by Sarah Gambito

Opposite the title page of Sarah Gambito’s third book, Loves You, is printed a black-and-white photo, circa 1985, I ’d guess. Eight people, mostly women, are perched on seats or stand around in a living room, balancing plates of food in hand. Those closest ones to the camera look straight down at their plates, eating and […]

Read More
Reviews

on Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

In Oceanic, her luminous fourth collection of poems, Aimee Nezhukumatathil concludes with the image of “a child stepping / out of a fire, shoes / still shiny and clean.”  I encountered this mysterious image on a day in mid-February, 2018. As the temperature hovered at a record-smashing seventy degrees, I re-read the poem, both terrified and comforted by […]

Read More