Iris Jamahl Dunkle

essays and Reviews

Poet's Corner Articles from The Press Democrat

Poet’s Corner: “1943: The Vision” by Jean Valentine

Poet’s Corner: 'Winter' by Carol Wade Lundberg

Poet’s Corner: 'The Great Blue Heron of Dunbar Road' by Ada Limón


Poet’s Corner: Gwynn O’Gara


Poet’s Corner: Robert Mezey​


Poet’s Corner: Bill Vartnow


Poet’s Corner: Sonoma County’s Nell Griffith Wilson brings 'Weeping Willows' to life


Poet’s Corner: Terry Ehret’s ‘Peaceful Destruction’


Poet’s corner: California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia writes about land in drought


Poet’s Corner: North Coast poet Tess Taylor writes about her time on the farm


Poet’s Corner: Jane Hirschfield’s ‘Sonoma Fire’


Poet’s Corner: Edna Poppe Cooper


Poet’s Corner: Cazadero’s Mike Tuggle


Poet’s Corner: 'Breathing' in Jack London State Park


Essays​


Yellow Dahlias


Celebrating Jack London: the overlooked legacy of Charmian London


Reviews


“None of the books has ever got it right”: A Review of LOVE UNKNOWN: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop by Thomas Travisano Green Mountain Review, July 2020


Dissolving the Map: a review of A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New and Selected Poems, Gillian Conoley  Poetry Flash, July 2020


Breathe Deeply, A Poetic Resistance to the Unknown by Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Poetry Flash, January 2019 


​Interrupted Geographies review by Christine Salvatore, Mom Egg Review 


Iris Jamahl Dunkle reviews Short Talks by Anne Carson


Wandering Electron by Lee Slonimsky, review by Iris Jamahl Dunkle


New and Selected Poems 1957-2011 by Robert Sward, reviewed by Iris Jamahl Dunkle


The Rush of Air Between Worlds: A Review of Blood to Fruit by Tayve Neese, reviewed by Iris Jamahl Dunkle