T. Zachary Cotler: from Elegies for Humanism: “Outlasting Artifacts”

This is the first in a series of three excerpts from Cotler’s monograph Elegies for Humanism, which will be published as a book by Rare Bird Books this year.

Outlasting Artifacts

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Poetry: Susan Gevirtz

HOUSE, excerpt

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Poetry: Sam Taylor

excerpt from
The Book of Fools: An Essay in Memoir and Verse

[ORPHEUS]

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Poetry: Alex Crowley

metaphysical interior with furniture of time

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First Verse: David Koehn and Abigail Cloud

First Verse is a series of conversations between David Koehn and another poet who has recently had a first book accepted or won a first book prize. These conversations navigate the process and experience of conceiving, developing, and bringing a first manuscript to its final form as a finished book.

CloudauthorAbigail Cloud’s collection Sylph won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize and was published by Pleiades Press in 2014. She holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, where she is Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor of Mid-American Review and teaches full time. Recent publications include APR, The Gettysburg Review, and Pleiades.

imageDavid’s poetry and translations were previously collected in two chapbooks, Tunic, (speCt! books 2013) a small collection of some of his translations of Catullus, and Coil (University of Alaska, 1998), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest. David’s first full length manuscript, Twine, now available from Bauhan Publishing, won the May Sarton Poetry Prize. David’s poetry has appeared in a wide range of literary magazines including Kenyon Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rhino, Volt, Carolina Quarterly, New York Quarterly, Diagram and many others. David Koehn received his MFA from the University of Florida, Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon, is an essayist for OmniVerse, and Chair of Omnidawn’s Advisory Board.

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