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Poem of the Week: Don Mee Choi

May 31, 2013
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from Diary of Return

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Poem of the Week: Lisa Marie Basile

May 24, 2013
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LOURDES

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Poem of the Week: Jeff Hecker

May 17, 2013
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Conscientious Protests
–after Julio Cortazar

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Poem of the Week: Kim Vodicka

May 10, 2013
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E N T I T L E D
LET’S DRINK AND FUCK

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Poem of the Week: Cesca Janece Waterfield

May 3, 2013
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Elizabethton, Tennessee, 1929

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Two Works of Spiritual Aspiration: Flowers and Vogel

May 2, 2013
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Poems are “instruments for thinking” (Allen Grossman). The object of a poet’s thought, however, is often unstated–especially in lyric poetry. Lyric poetry never speaks to an audience, and so–as it is when we are alone–the speaker doess not feel compelled to explicitly state the object of thought but only the thoughts themselves. In this review, I want to try and discern these objects of thought in the works of two poets whose work seem directed at resolving particularly spiritual problems.

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Bluebells Don’t Grow in the Holy Land: an interview with Lisa A. Flowers

April 25, 2013
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The title, diatomhero, is an anagram of the bible’s “I am the door”, a statement that comes full circle in the book’s final image, and applies just as much to Christ as it does to Janus. To open the doors of all myths and religions, to ‘let’ their darkness, (un)like bloodletting.

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‘Remembering Mary’: An Interview With Mary Jarrell

December 20, 2012
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In 2002, I had the privilege of interviewing Ms Jarrell for a proposed documentary on the World War II air war, and the literature that had defined it. Though the project never came to fruition, the interview was, of course, invaluable in its own way, and took on a life of its own.

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