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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.

Ben Pease interviews Paige Taggart on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

[In His Tree]

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

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

[No Real Than You Are]

I always think that a poem "off the page" becomes an "act" of language rather than a poem, a thing made out of words.

When charm works, the connection established between individuals is palpable.

[Slip]

LOST generates the final thrust of its narrative through even more privileged positions.

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

[Candor Here, Lustre There]

Being “timeless” isn’t about removing the contemporary but about writing a good poem.

Ben Pease interviews Christie Ann Reynolds on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

[After Catullus and Horace]

This evening at Catholic mass, while everyone bowed their heads to pray, I asked Jesus not only to help me be good to my husband and my family, but also what he thought about my poetry. I heard a voice, perhaps in my head, or perhaps funneled out the church ceiling which said, “your poetry will touch a few hearts, but it won’t help you in heaven.”