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Poets in and out of Form

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

The mind of the poet circles here, scavenging, in Nature's own rhythms, enlarging this dance to include lines of poems, "stolen" from the canon. This borrowing, this sense of the indeterminate existence, posited on other existences, defines the collection.

Emerging Poet Interview: Louise Mathias, Author of "The Traps"

Anis Shivani | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

"I feel kinship to many different writers for many different reasons -- I aim for (though I'm sure I don't always attain) the musicality of John Taggart, the compression and rapid tonal swerve of Graham Foust's early work, the biting quality and earthiness of Selima Hill..."

National Poetry Month Emerging Poet Spotlight: Interview with Amanda J. Bradley, Author of Oz at Night

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Anis Shivani

Amanda J. Bradley has recently published her second poetry book, Oz at Night. This follows her debut collection, Hints and Allegations. I interviewed Amanda about her sources, inspirations and aesthetic choices.

Poetry Review: Maureen McLane's "World Enough"

Anis Shivani | Posted 03.20.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

The critic writing a book of poetry faces peculiar challenges. Can she silence her internal censor enough to produce breakthrough work? Can she both savor and sever her allegiances as the need dictates?