Essays

Naropa Writing pt. 3

This is the third and final part of a three-part essay composed at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program in 2016 by Avren Keating, OmniVerse staff writer. Part one is available here; part two is available here.
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Sara Burant reviews Linda Russo’s Participant

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Linda Russo
Participant
Lost Roads Press, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-018786-62-3

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Rosmarie Waldrop on translation: “Joy of the Demiurge”

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Poetics of Drought: Kristin George Bagdanov and Rusty Morrison

This is the first installment of a three-part essay series on poetics and drought, originally delivered as a series of panel talks at the 2016 AWP conference in Los Angeles.

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Naropa Writing, part 2

This is part two of a three-part essay composed at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program in 2016 by Avren Keating, OmniVerse staff writer. Part one is available here.

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Adam Fagin: “This Story Must Be Told”

Documentary Poetry in the Gaps and Silences

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Naropa Writing, part 1

This is part one of a three-part essay composed at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program in 2016 by Avren Keating, OmniVerse staff writer.
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Poetry/Essay: Carmen Giménez Smith

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Adam Fagin: “Story I Cannot Tell”

This is a story I’ve told forever: My great-grandfather dies, leaving his wife, Celia, with three small children: Jake, Shimmy, and Sam.

He dies one year after my grandfather’s birth, it is 1919, leaving my great-grandmother to raise a family alone.

They live in Springfield, Massachusetts.

It is the Prohibition. The point is: they live through this untimely death.

At this point in the story, the United States government has banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Celia, my great-grandmother, becomes a bootlegger.

This story is about survival: it’s about family, but it’s also about home.

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Sara Burant reviews Laura Sims’ Staying Alive

Staying Alive
Laura Sims
Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-937027-62-9

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