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Metta Sáma is author of Nocturne Trio (YesYes Bøøks, 2012) & South of Here (New Issues Press, 2005, published under her legal name, Lydia Melvin). Her poems, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have been published or forthcoming in Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Diner, Esque, The Owls, Pebble Lake Review, Verse, Vinyl, Zone 3, among others. She is the fiction editor of ragazine and Social Media and Marketing intern at Her Circle Ezine.
Metta Sáma reviews Khadijah Queen’s book of poetry Black Peculiar: "My barometer for a great book of poems is discomfort—have...
Metta Sáma reviews Amy King’s I Want to Make You Safe: "King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, f...
Metta Sáma reviews Marie-Elizabeth Mali's "Steady, My Gaze": "Mali’s poems are deceitful: sizzling and quiet, brash and compass...
Money for Sunsets Steel Toe Books, 2010 Years ago I read Eve Alexandra’s The Drowned Girl and felt powerfully, utterly right...
Main Street Rag, 2007 We’re often trained to think of titles as the entryway to the poem; after all, it’s the first thing the ...
Closed Histories Noemi Press, 2008 Disposition for Shininess (not pictured) Factory Hollow Press, 2008 Arisa White’s Disposition...
University of New Mexico Press, 2007 I’ve always enjoyed a book of poems that takes me on a journey: be it a full narrative, a l...
New Issues Press, 2006 Because of DNA DNA everywhere. Hair follicles, eyelashes, hidden hot pink toenails, scraped knees, bruised ...
Pavement Saw Press, 2007 “Free association is or “Everything that irritates us about others, leads us to understanding ourselv...
The Backwaters Press, 2006 “a star/which grows slowly/more luminous”: Reading Celia Homesley’s Body of Crimson Leaves To loo...