The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

THE POWER OF POETRY #13: “YOU TALK TOO MUCH” – CRISTOPHER GIBSON

  You Talk Too Much – Cristopher Gibson   “CRISTOPHER!” Is what I recall most about school, the dinner table, church, or really anywhere I was with other people as … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

“POETRY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF (EXCEPT IT CAN’T ACTUALLY SPEAK AT ALL)” – TAYLOR MALI

Poetry Speaks For Itself (except it can’t actually speak at all) —- Taylor Mali Deconstructing the difference between the message and the messenger. I sat on a panel at the … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

THE POWER OF POETRY #12: “THE POWER OF GRIEF” – KIERAN COLLIER

   Power of Grief       – Kieran Collier I. My mother passed when I was 14. I say passed because it’s gentle in the same way she was. I … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

THE POWER OF POETRY #11: DUNCAN SHIELDS

The Power of Poetry – Duncan Shields Poetry uses language to surpass language. That is the central thought I’ve come to believe during my relationship with the spoken and written … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

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: 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

THE POWER OF POETRY #10: “WHAT POETRY MEANS TO ME” – CLEMENTINE von RADICS

WHAT POETRY MEANS TO ME            – CLEMENTINE von RADICS What Poetry Means To Me   “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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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