Wake Up!

August 31, 2015

Contributor’s Marginalia: Anna Lena Phillips Bell on “Adhan” by Zeina Hashem Beck In Zeina Hashem Beck’s “Adhan,” the morning call to prayer, which can be heard thanks to the loudspeakers of many mosques, moves through a city. The speaker of the poem hears the adhan and offers a message from it: Prayer is better than sleep. Having heard calls […]

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Sharpened Sticks

August 24, 2015

Contributor’s Marginalia: David Yezzi on “Upon News of the Important Fossil” by Brett Foster What get’s me first about this poem is the tone. The tone is sly. Take the word “important” in the title, for example; it makes me smile, as I wonder how exactly we are to take it. The fossil is surely an important discovery (“the […]

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Prose Feature: “Carbon Based: An Interview with David Tomas Martinez” by Emilia Phillips

August 14, 2015

David Tomas Martinez’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford American, Forklift, Ohio, Poetry International, Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day, Poetry Foundation’s PoetryNow, Poetry Daily, Spork Press, Split This Rock, RHINO, Ampersand Review, Caldera Review, Verse […]

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Prose Feature: The Nature of the Oracle: A Review of Katie Ford’s BLOOD LYRICS (Graywolf Press, 2014), by Colleen Abel

July 31, 2015

In her third full-length collection, Blood Lyrics, Katie Ford has proven herself the master of poetry that balances the interior with the exterior, the personal with the historical. Her debut volume, the stunning Deposition, juxtaposed violent experiences with the Christian passion story. Her next book, Colosseum, set an evacuation from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina […]

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Prose Feature: “Double Life: An Interview with Sarah Blake” by Emilia Phillips

July 17, 2015

Sarah Blake is the author of Mr. West, an unauthorized lyric biography of Kanye West, out with Wesleyan University Press. Named After Death is the title of her chapbook, forthcoming from Banango Editions. Her poems have appeared, or will soon, in The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, and many […]

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