Animal Fact

September 22, 2014

Contributor’s Marginalia: Joseph Chapman on “Bestiary” by Jordan Windholz When David asked if I would like to write a blog entry on any of the poems in Spring/Summer issue of 32 Poems, I made a strange choice. I chose the poem I least understood, the poem that seemed the most mysterious to me and yet the most […]

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Prose Feature: “The Glorious Sexy Ugly: An Interview with Kara Candito” by Justin Bigos

September 19, 2014

Kara Candito is the author of Spectator (University of Utah Press, 2014), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and Taste of Cherry (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her work has been published in Blackbird, AGNI, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, Drunken Boat, Forklift Ohio, The […]

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Prose Feature: “The Let’s Be Friends Manifesto: A Review of Rachel Zucker’s THE PEDESTRIANS and Joshua Beckman’s THE INSIDE OF AN APPLE” by Kathryn Nuernberger

September 12, 2014

You should read The Pedestrians by Rachel Zucker because she wrote this line about having a piece of copper in your body that makes conception unlikely, but “[w]ithout the chance of another child, sex lost some of its appeal, purposefulness, danger, pleasure, mystery, productiveness.” This is something I’ve tried to say, but when I do, […]

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A Poem of Force

September 8, 2014

Contributor’s Marginalia: Catherine Staples on “Young Achilles” by Brian Brodeur There is so much to admire in Brodeur’s “Young Achilles”: the emotional realism of imagery and gesture, trueness to Homer, and the economy of his narrative moves. Initially, what drew me was his deft storytelling and the grounded rhythm of his opening lines with their Anglo-Saxon alliterative […]

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Prose Feature: “THEE OWW OHH MY: An Essay Review of Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras (City Lights Books, 2013)” by Maggie Millner

September 5, 2014

I was in the bathtub when I first opened Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras. The book’s cover features a photo of the poet under a few layers of synthetic fur, looking like a Cro-Magnon facing down a boar, teeth bared and eyes fixed maniacally ahead. I was trying to decide which character from Werewolf he most […]

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