Reviews & Interviews

Innocent Brilliance: James Schuyler’s Other Flowers

by Michael Klein Poetry and Poetics
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James Schuyler is back from the dead with the lovely “Other Flowers” a posthumous book of his unpublished, uncollected poems.

Some Notes on Translations of Horace

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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If you are a poet writing in English, you carry Horace in your own voice.

“A Map of Itself”: Language and Representation in Caroline Knox’s Nine Worthies

by Sarah Eggers Poetry and Poetics
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Nine Worthies is something of a Tower of Babel: multifarious in diction, opulent in detail, complex in meaning and, finally it seems, reaching toward the heavens.

Marriage Counseling for True Minds

by Alfred Corn Academia
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To what extent do the classics belong to our actual, lived experience?

Unstuck with Yahia Lababidi

by Brian Chappell Academia
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Yahia Lababidi remembers late nights in his dorm room at George Washington University, tossing in bed as the voices of Wilde, Rilke and Kafka reverberated around him.

Glory Pee

by Lonely Christopher Fiction
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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

The Silver Book

by Levi Rubeck Poetry and Poetics
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Ephemeral, almost spirit-like, this book can be read in under 15 minutes if one rushes or pondered for days and cannot be fully appreciated on a Kindle or as a pdf.

This Just In From the Void

by Sarah V. Schweig Poetry and Poetics
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Sestets is what it seems to be and a lot more: a small book of small poems that resurrect what they can from the nothingness.

A Language Poet You’ll Enjoy Reading

by Brooks Lampe Language
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Add Clark Coolidge to the list of great American poets that nobody is talking about.

Small Anchor Press: The Dory Reader

by Bianca Stone Art
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If Martha Stewart had a child who went rogue, moved to New York City, and started writing poetry and making books, that child may have turned out to produce something as crafty-bohemian as Small Anchor Press does.

Year-End Fiction Favorites: 2010

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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Why do we make lists?

C.D. Wright’s Masterpiece

by Michael Klein Poetry and Poetics
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History as a subject reads best when it is both documented and re-imagined

Ronin Poet: Kalkbrenner’s Foul Feelings

by Levi Rubeck Poetry and Poetics
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Brian Kalkbrenner’s Foul Feelings is the closest thing in English, spiritually, to haiku that I can possibly think of.

Civil Rights Moonwalk: Michael Jackson, Armond White, and Democracy

by Micah Towery Film and TV
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A focus on the human person allows White to cut right to the heart of cultural issues without getting lost or tossed around in the media firestorms that accompany cultural events.

Time, Death, & Video Games: Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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If you’re going to talk about such things as parallel universes, multiple lives, determinism and free will is not the video game a reputable analog?

How Beauty (No Stronger Than a Flower) Shall Hold a Plea

by Christopher Phelps Philosophy
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These poems thread and rethread the nature of identity—in theology and philosophy, called the problem of haecceity.

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