Levi Rubeck

“Bend to It”: The Negotiation Between Contact and Damage

March 6, 2014
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“Bend to It” swings to and fro as if buffeted by a hurricane.

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The Brothers Perdendo and Perdendosi

February 27, 2014
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Trimboli’s well-wrought lines are best self-described as “an orchestra of small insanities held together with catgut.”

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Scratched Aquarium Glass & A Chorus of Snow: On Erica Bernheim’s “The Mimic Sea”

November 30, 2013
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The Mimic Sea is not unlike searching for a radio station: half of one song comes in like crystal, but the next is a chorus of snow.

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Martin Rock’s DEAR MARK

October 31, 2013
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The conversation may be one sided, but Rock isn’t interested in merely interpreting Rothko’s paintings. He engages with them, contributes his own poetic flair, and takes and gives equally from his source material.

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No Apocalypse by Monica Wendel

August 29, 2013
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Gestures, grand and diminutive, poetic and otherwise, made with integrity.

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Robert Duncan: The Collected Early Poems and Plays

May 21, 2013
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The breadth of that poetic growth is in itself a fantastic teacher.

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Review: Contrapuntal by Christopher Kondrich

February 14, 2013
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Contrapuntal is not a book about diametrics, bipolarity, or extremes, but rather a sonic and sonorous exploration of the way music, sound, time, and relationships exist throughout the body, mind, and self.

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Continues

July 25, 2012
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Ponytail fusses with her acrylic / nails, paints them in Onyx Licorice.

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Poem of the Week: Cathy Che

June 29, 2012
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Doc, there was a hand

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Poem of the Week: M.A. Vizsolyi & Ronnie Yates

June 22, 2012
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Houston Poem 26

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Poem of the Week: Elsbeth Pancrazi

June 15, 2012
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When you fell asleep with your fingerprint on the sensor

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Poem of the Week: Laren McClung

June 8, 2012
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FOR IBRAHIM QASHOUSH

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Poem of the Week: Brian Trimboli

June 1, 2012
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from (Opera): Asylum

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Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book

November 9, 2011
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The book is essentially a record of Duncan’s two-step with poetry

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Oyster Perpetual

June 14, 2011
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When charm works, the connection established between individuals is palpable.

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Kevin Young’s Ardency

March 23, 2011
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It’s Kevin Young’s least personal book so far, but in many ways that allows him to approach those same emotions within the book’s historical characters from a more objective stance.

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