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Reviews & Interviews

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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BARTAB: AN AFTERHOURS BALLAD

July 19, 2012
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Waterfield is a direct descendant of postmodernist Denise Levertov.

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In a Dark Room: Jeannine Gailey

July 16, 2012
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My poems want to rescue you but are often only able to watch.

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In a Dark Room: Tom Hunley

July 10, 2012
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It was late in the smoke-painted bar, a quarter past the blue hour.

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