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Reviews & Interviews

Interview with Michael Homolka [AUDIO]

January 3, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a The Noisy Reading Series reading and interview from poet Michael Homolka. Mike reads his poem “Family V,” which appears in the inaugural issue of Phoenix in the Jacuzzi Journal.

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‘Remembering Mary’: An Interview With Mary Jarrell

December 20, 2012
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In 2002, I had the privilege of interviewing Ms Jarrell for a proposed documentary on the World War II air war, and the literature that had defined it. Though the project never came to fruition, the interview was, of course, invaluable in its own way, and took on a life of its own.

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Voices of Haiti

November 29, 2012
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Voices of Haiti is a synchronic document, the proverbial Bermuda grass of sensory experiences; it has no fixed center, no predominate bassline, and no resounding agenda, other than that of presenting the shimmering diversity of lives in the post-earthquake world of Haiti.

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Democracy is not for the People, by Josef Kaplan

November 1, 2012
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Are Michael Bay’s Transformers movies and the trend of using drones for assassination part of the same moral sickness? 

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Lost and Found: American Hipster Poets as Urban Excess

October 23, 2012
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If the hipster makes art that is everywhere, does the marginalized maker make art that is nowhere?

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Animal Collection: An Interview with Colin Winnette

October 16, 2012
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Animal Collection, a new book of stories by Colin Winnette, is a subtle blend of experimentation and dramaturgy.

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In a Dark Room: Rickey Laurentiis

October 9, 2012
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I have questions. My poems come here to persuade me the childish belief that I might answer them.

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Anticipating the End as Expected Intolerance to Boredom

October 4, 2012
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There may be clarity in collecting and rearranging details, in outlining anger, in fantasizing about screaming and kicking through walls.

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They Used to Dance On Saturday Nights

September 27, 2012
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Certainly this slim volume has something to teach us about magic and control, how indistinguishable the two often are from each other.

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Interview with Victoria Redel

September 24, 2012
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If the tightrope I walk in making these poems is that of sentimentality, I’m okay with that challenge–mostly because I didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter.

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“The Present is a Pasture” in A Map Predetermined and Chance

September 13, 2012
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The imagery in her poems often stretches like a coastline or the orientation lines on a map.

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An Oklahoman in New York: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

September 6, 2012
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His pages speak to you; and they will be remembered.

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A New Twist on Confessional Poetics? Mayakovsky’s Revolver, by Matthew Dickman

August 23, 2012
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Matthew Dickman received the second fan letter I’ve ever written. The first was written in 1989, when I was ten years old, and it was addressed to Howard Johnson, an infielder for the New York Mets.

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In a Dark Room: Jericho Brown

August 20, 2012
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They dream they are dreaming, and in that dream they never have to wake again.

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An Intelligent Haunting: Lisa Marie Basile interviews CAConrad

August 16, 2012
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For 9 consecutive nights I prepared my crystal-infused water dream therapy. Each morning I would implement the final stage of the dream therapy, then I would listen to a different PRINCE album in its entirety.

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In a Dark Room: Jon Sands

August 13, 2012
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My poems have roommates, and until two weeks ago, slept on a loft bed they bought in 2006 while still a paralegal.

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