The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #32: LEE ANN RORIPAUGH – SOUTH DAKOTA’S POET LAUREATE

LEE ANN RORIPAUGH – SOUTH DAKOTA’S POET LAUREATE Poetry is the shape-shifting ouroboros of language, image, sound, form, and content held in infinite tension. It is the muscular pulse of … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: THE CRYING BUCK – DONNEY ROSE

I have been competing at the National Poetry Slam for almost ten years. During that time there are people who you see on a consistent basis and never hear any … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

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

REVIEW: STILL – LOGEN CURE (FINISHING LINE PRESS)

And when they ask me what happened to you, I will tell them without hesitation that one day your heart just stopped. – from “Condolences” My old poetry professor, Doyle Wesley … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: WE SLEPT HERE – SIERRA DEMULDER (BUTTON POETRY)

A short while ago there was a video making the rounds on the Internet, as videos do. In it a giant Boeing 787, takes off from the runway at an … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

REVIEW: IDEAL MACHINE – ASHLEY TOLIVER (POOR CLAUDIA)

Ideal Machine by Ashley Toliver in future rites I lay down on the operating table glassy and overdue The look and feel of these poems is something I love about … Continue reading

July 3, 2015

REVIEW: BACKCHANNEL – EMILY SKILLINGS (POOR CLAUDIA)

I untouch you and move headfirst into the couches of this unholy season I read. A lot. There are times I regret that. Say, if the person I’m seeing is … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

REVIEW: 24 HOURS – MATTHEW DICKMAN (ONE STAR PRESS / POOR CLAUDIA)

24 Hours by Matthew Dickman I went to my mother and asked her to stop talking. I went to my mother and asked if she would hold me. I went … Continue reading

June 26, 2015

REVIEW: NOTHING TO DO WITH ME – SARAH XERTA (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

  Nothing To Do With Me by Sarah Xerta “Poets are some of the emptiest people I know is a thought that just hit me from somewhere in the back … Continue reading

June 24, 2015

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