Peter Gizzi

“While I was masturbating, more rainforest disappeared”

by Evan Hansen Poetry and Poetics
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In a poem called “Life,” which appears in his most recent collection, Words for Empty and Words for Full (Pitt Poetry, 2010), Bob Hicok writes: “The feeling that mysticism / is the only way to be polite…. / While I was masturbating, / more rainforest / disappeared….” These disclosures feel true—and inevitable, given what at […]

All the People of the Universe (An interview with Dorothea Lasky)

by Ben Fama The Other
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To sum up our tryptych of posts for Dorothea Lasky, I present a brief and delicious interview