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American Poetry Review

Valerie Trueblood and Matters of Life and Death

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Jane Vandenburgh

Her stories deal frankly with matters of life and death. They are written with the assurance of someone with complete mastery of the form and contain events that feel entirely convincing, in fact, they seem reassuringly inevitable.

Time Travelers in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Jarboe appears regularly around Philly in performance as Edith Piaf and then there are those James Bond sex parodies by the Beardeds at the Wilma Theater. The Ladies are not only talented singers and comic actors, they put political satire back in cabaret.

Tomás Q. Morín: On Finding His Voice and Winning the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize

Ru Freeman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Ru Freeman

For most debut poets, the first and often only way to see their work move into the world as a cohesive collection is to win a prize.

My Son the Recruit

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jay Neugeboren

For those who don't like to see kids getting recruited early, I ask: if it was your kid, and he was being recruited by one of the most storied grad programs in our poetry-loving nation, what would you do?