Lonely Christopher

The Beautiful Pool Is Empty

June 6, 2011
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Michael Montlack’s new poem collection Cool Limbo, for starters, looks really cool before it’s even opened.

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Glory Pee

January 21, 2011
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Nobody else contemporary or comparable to the young Rachel B. Glaser writes as epiphanic structures as these or plays with the purpose and effect of fiction with such verve

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Memorial Day

November 10, 2010
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White’s poems are mired in a period, but not stiffly so: they breathe, they surf along the pulse of memory and desire.

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Some Sort of Truth: Dorothea Lasky’s BLACK LIFE Hurts Like Joy

April 15, 2010
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Dorothea Lasky is a poet of petulant grace. The particular way she does is she carves into the alphabet for poetry’s hurtfully buried, metastasized epiphanies of black life. Thence comes the fragments of jagged wonder she strings together to decorate her verse with pretty conflict. Her wonder (love and awe) is heavy and plain, stilted […]

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