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Lyric Poetry

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.

Camping It Up in Ancient Rome: A Queer Take on Catullus 16

Michael Broder | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Broder

Gay readers have been told that we should despise this kind of poetry because it devalues us and has historically contributed to our stigmatization. And yet, much of this poetry can be great fun if we approach it as camp frivolity rather than earnest homophobic ridicule.

First Poems

Bobby Elliott | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

There was the influence of the blues and of 20th century lyric poetry in those first poems, and his reading voice sounded a little bit (or maybe a lot) like Langston Hughes' -- the first poet I ever loved.