Genevieve Burger-Weiser

Quiet Anthem

May 17, 2011
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Cursivism, Will Hubbard’s slim, debut volume of prose poems published by Ugly Duckling Presse, begins with a simple piece of advice that may be one of the most challenging charges facing anyone who is trying to figure out how to live, “just let it happen.”

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Poem of the Week: Sarah V. Schweig

April 28, 2011
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[Bloodwork]

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Poem of the Week: Sara Slaughter

April 21, 2011
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[A selection from Upriver]

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Poem of the Week: Adam Tessier

April 14, 2011
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[Dead reckoning]

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Poem of the Week: Joseph Fasano

April 7, 2011
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[Sudden Hymn in Autumn]

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The Wonderful Burden of Living: A Review of Milan Djordjevic’s Oranges and Snow

March 28, 2011
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Djordjevic’s history of survival through political unrest and cruel accident made an impression on me before I read his work. But I had to learn to stand in each poem as if I were on an island.

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“A javelin of lavender…asserts a dozen verities”: Donnelly’s Cloud Corporation

November 24, 2010
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Amid labyrinthine syntax, Timothy Donnelly is battling a kind of Minotaur: half-self, half-metaphysical conundrum; Donnelly’s sword is his mind.

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Scotch Wave of Light

October 18, 2010
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Klein speaks for those of us who are trying to decipher between what is real and what is illusion; these poems depict a speaker who is, like many of us today, trying to stay not only alive, but sentient, all the while bearing witness to the current tides of war, financial collapse, and personal loss.

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