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Experimental Poetry

New Book Erases the Boundary Between Poetry and Nonfiction

Seth Abramson | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
Seth Abramson

Published by Subito Press and distributed by Small Press Distribution, As We Know is a masterpiece of cross-genre exploration by two artists at the top of their game -- and already well-known for challenging generic boundaries.

National Poetry Month Emerging Poet Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Xu, Author of Debts and Lessons

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

Lynn Xu's debut book of poetry, Debts & Lessons, has just appeared (April 1) from the always terrific Omnidawn Publishing.

The 17 Most Important Poetry Books Of Fall 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There's much to be excited about, and these selections give a fair indication of the presses putting out the most important poetry of the day and the degree of vitality of various poetic styles.

Is American Poetry At A Dead-End?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

"Is American poetry at a dead-end? Have American poets betrayed the great legacy of modernism? Why or why not?

Grand Theft Poetics

Melissa Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melissa Broder

I am a hoarder, a hoarder of nouns. Lately I've been pilfering nouns from 1970s fantasy novels. Words like zenith and demon, vortex and unicorn would ...

Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

This is Your Brain on Poetry

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Memory has generated great poems from Simonides, famous for eulogizing ancient Greek nobility, to Coleridge, to the contemporary poets writing an "experiment in collective autobiography," The Grand Piano.