Prose Feature: “Jumping Rope with Sidewalk Chalk: An Interview with Mary Biddinger” by Emilia Phillips and “Upheaval: A Review of Mary Biddinger’s O Holy Insurgency” by Ross Losapio

March 28, 2014

“Jumping Rope with Sidewalk Chalk: An Interview with Mary Biddinger” by Emilia Phillips Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2014). She is […]

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The Quick, The Dead

March 24, 2014

Contributor’s Marginalia: Ryan Wilson on “From the Book of the Living” by Wesley Rothman Most of us do not like often to think about death. Not as a real thing, anyway, one that we must at some point experience until we don’t. We say that it’s ‘creepy,’ or that it’s ‘morbid’ or ‘depressing.’ Maybe it is. But really […]

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Prose Feature: “To Cast Ourselves Backwards and Forwards: An Interview with Rebecca Hazelton” by Emilia Phillips

March 14, 2014

Rebecca Hazelton is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), and Vow (Cleveland State University Press 2013). She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared […]

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The Tar and Feathers of Daydream

March 10, 2014

Contributor’s Marginalia: Zachariah McVicker on “Saudades” by Tomás Q Morín “When now fails, Was is all there is; Elsewhere we lose always.” – Joe Bolton, “Little Testament” Firstly, translation is always the issue, but more importantly, it doesn’t matter. After first consulting Google to research the titular and, as it happens, nearly untranslatable Portuguese word, “Saudades,” I was […]

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A Manifesto for Sensory Deprivation

March 3, 2014

Contributor’s Marginalia: Sarah Rose Nordgren on “The Abyssal Plain“ by Bruce Bond In 2006, I made my first visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Moving slowly through the Hall of Ocean Life, I became enrapt by the dioramas of the ancient sea creatures that seemed to me shocking in their […]

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