Essays

Sara Burant reviews Sheila McMullin’s daughterrarium

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Sheila McMullin
daughterrarium
Cleveland State University Poetry Center, April 2017

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Anna Morrison reviews Jane Gregory’s YEAH NO

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YEAH NO
The Song Cave, April 2018

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Poetry/Essay: Jamie North

Touch

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Essay: C. S. Giscombe

Some Writing at the End of the Known World

(The following was given as a talk on a panel at AWP in Tampa, Florida in 2018; the panel, convened by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, was titled, “Here Comes the Flood: Research and Writing in the Anthropocene.”)
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Sara Burant on Laura Jensen

According to Audre Lorde, one of poetry’s tasks is “naming the nameless so it can be thought.” To fulfill this charge, poetry inhabits language fully, calling both upon somewhat quantifiable elements such as diction, form and syntax, and upon the poet’s imaginative capacities. The poetic or lyric imagination is a mysterious medium which not only sees but sees into and through. To activate this seeing or to give it room-to-roam, the poet uses language to engage all the senses while simultaneously opening herself to other more intuitive ways of knowing. Poetry seeks in part to capture what is otherwise fleeting, perceptions grounded in experience which nonetheless resonate beyond the material conditions of the poem’s moment. And yet poems are not museums in which artifacts, taken out of context, bear little or no relationship to their meaning in the experiential world. On the contrary, poems, good poems, successful poems, crackle with liveliness and urgency.
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Gretchen Stengel reviews Laura Walker’s story

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story
Apogee Press, May 2016

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Bay Area Lit Scene: Land & Sea

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Sara Burant reviews Tim Whitsel’s Wish Meal


Tim Whitsel
Wish Meal
Airlie Press, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9895799-4-0

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Kelly Egan reviews Suzanne Buffam’s A Pillow Book

Suzanne Buffam
A Pillow Book
Canarium, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-996-98270-2

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Sara Burant reviews Raina J. León’s sombra: (dis)locate

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Raina J. León
sombra: (dis)locate
Salmon Poetry, 2016
ISBN: 978-910669-34-1

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