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On the Bias Against Narrative Poetry

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Many young poets can not accept that telling a story, or relating some sort of narrative arc is conducive to the highest aims of poetry.

Poem of the Week: Peter Kline

by Sarah V. Schweig Poems of the Week
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[Love-Busker]

Lowell’s Bedlam: John McCullough

by John McCullough Poetry and Poetics
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All acts of observation are partial and reveal as much about the observer as the observed.

Lowell’s Bedlam: M G Stephens

by M G Stephens Poetry and Poetics
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Alfred Corn’s play gives us an inner portrait of Robert Lowell that is not found in either the biography or the poetry itself.

Poem of the Week: Geoffrey G. O’Brien

by Simone Kearney Poems of the Week
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[Suleiman]

Tom Sleigh, Anthropologist

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Formality, in this case, allows Sleigh to achieve a reflexivity and self-awareness without the cloying injections that deliberately remind the reader of the existence of the poet.

Scattered Rhymes: Paige Taggart

by Ben Pease Scattered Rhymes
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Ben Pease interviews Paige Taggart on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

Poem of the Week: Timothy Donnelly

by Simone Kearney Poems of the Week
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[In His Tree]

Hindu Surrealism: George Kalamaras

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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The two loves of Kalamaras’s life: Surrealism and Hindu mysticism (with a touch of rhetorical theory!).

Caleb’s Passing

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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The climax of the novel is so mawkish that its downright dismissal of the fraught implications of his “achievement” are extremely troubling.

Poem of the Week: Larry Fagin

by Simone Kearney Poems of the Week
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[No Real Than You Are]

Presence beyond the spoken or written word

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I always think that a poem “off the page” becomes an “act” of language rather than a poem, a thing made out of words.

Oyster Perpetual

by Levi Rubeck Poetry and Poetics
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When charm works, the connection established between individuals is palpable.

Poem of the Week: Christopher Stackhouse

by Simone Kearney Poems of the Week
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[Slip]

The Narratology of LOST: Loops and Privileged Positions

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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LOST generates the final thrust of its narrative through even more privileged positions.

The Beautiful Pool Is Empty

by Lonely Christopher Poetry and Poetics
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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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