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Rutherford, New Jersey’s Secret Post-Office: a review of John Gosslee’s Blitzkrieg

October 10, 2013
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A fascinating hybrid of new locale poems and an impressive supplemental memoir. 

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Forgotten Poet of the day: Karl Shapiro

October 9, 2013
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There are many reasons why Karl Shapiro is no longer taught or on the lips of MFA students.

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Poem of the Week: Alexandra Mattraw

October 4, 2013
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Inside the sound of the mind’s hotel

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Lee Sharkey’s Calendars of Fire

October 3, 2013
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In The Book of the Dead, Muriel Rukeyser writes, “What three things can never be done?
 Forget. Keep silent. Stand alone.” In Calendars of Fire, Lee Sharkey refuses to be that historian or activist, tamed in middle age, no longer pained by injustice.

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The Ideal Reader as an Act of Faith

October 2, 2013
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The reader you wish to write for is an act of faith.

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Poem of the Week: Mike Hackney

September 28, 2013
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How to Write a Poem

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“If you remain stationary long enough, someone/will bump into you,” OR the Poetry Party is at Lauren Shapiro’s House

September 26, 2013
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You should be tired at the end, but instead you feel exhilarated. This party has punch—strong punch, like the stuff of these poems. It packs a wallop. You thank the host for what you can only describe as an experience not unlike a multi-valent, multi-vocal, multi-dimensional game of Words with Friends.

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Amid Alien Corn in the Communion of Hang

September 25, 2013
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Because I knew how Abraham had traveled under a night sky so vast, so glutted with stars and had heard God’s promise, I wept when I first read Mark Twain’s description of Huck and Jim looking up at the night sky and wondering about the origin of the stars, and I was awed by Cervantes when he had Quixote and Sancha under the same sky.

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Poem of the Week: Ammon Allred

September 21, 2013
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Light Pollution, Match.com Potlatch

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Poem of the Week: Zach Fishel

September 15, 2013
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Horsetails

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EMILY PETTIT’S BEAUTIFUL PRECISION WITHIN CHAOS

September 12, 2013
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Emily Pettit’s lush lines unfold and unfold and unfold.

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John Ashbery: A Pageant

September 9, 2013
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Characters:Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden, James Merril, Robert Lowell

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Poem of the Week: Josh Lefkowitz

September 6, 2013
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No Use Crying

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The Spine of Longing

September 5, 2013
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Certain mechanisms exist in the human brain that when brushed by a combination of memory and bodily functions, demand interpretation.

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Poem of the Week: Erin Belieu

August 30, 2013
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WHEN AT A CERTAIN PARTY IN NYC

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No Apocalypse by Monica Wendel

August 29, 2013
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Gestures, grand and diminutive, poetic and otherwise, made with integrity.

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