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


Yellow Dahlias

Celebrating Jack London: the overlooked legacy of Charmian London


“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