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Returning to the Natural Baby Voice: An Interview With Maria Mazziotti Gillan

April 10, 2014
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Did Whitman play it safe? Ginsberg? Anne Sexton? Adrienne Rich? No, they didn’t and that’s why people remember their work.

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Not Done With Her Changes: A Review of Maria Mazziotti Gillan’s “The Silence in an Empty House”

April 3, 2014
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The arrogance of triumph comes to inhabit these poems. And their final meaning is nothing less than a luminous joy the poet can affirm even in the midst of loss.

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Thirteen of the Best Poetry Collections for 2013: Books That Will Sustain a Lifetime and Another and Another

December 31, 2013
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These are serious books. I sometimes wonder if the young poets still know how to make “serious” art, but then I read The Backlit Hour by young Jose Antonio Rodriquez and I know they are more than capable.

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