The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: DON’T SMOKE IN BED – SARA JUNE WOODS (SAUCEPOT)

  Funny, chaotic, spilling over with breathy exuberance, centered in the imagination but anchored in the relational points of who we meet and greet and love in our daily lives, … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

REVIEW: HOUSES – NIKKI WALLSCHLAEGER (HORSE LESS PRESS)

What is a house? And what does a house hold? Nikki Wallschlaeger both builds and dismantles, props up and tears down, the answers to these questions in Houses, her debut … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

On the Dark and the Light

Notes: Since I wrote the first draft of this essay over two weeks ago in a hotel room in Munich, something terrible has happened in America (again). A white terrorist, … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

REVIEW: CAVE – ZACHARY COSBY (BOTTLECAP PRESS)

“How do you make a person / stop living inside you,” may very well be the central question of Zachary Cosby’s chapbook, Cave (Bottlecap Press, 2015). The easiest way to … Continue reading

June 5, 2015

THE POWER OF POETRY #3: JENNY DRAI

  “The Power of Poetry” by JENNY DRAI 1. I remember the poem that made me want to be a poet—it was Paul Celan’s “Night Ray” (“Nachtstrahl”) from Poppy and … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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