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August 22, 2016

Contributor’s Marginalia: Chloe Honum on “It’s always the same party & everyone is nice to you” by Essy Stone I was immediately drawn to Essy Stone’s cinematic poem “It’s always the same party & everyone is nice to you.” The opening lines drop the reader into “a trailer-park rager,” “a bacchanal / for us who work […]

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Prose Feature: “Reckoning with Our Hungers: An Interview with Shane McCrae” by Cate Lycurgus

July 22, 2016

Shane McCrae is the author of four books of poetry: The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015), winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award; Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014); Blood (Noemi Press, 2013); and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and […]

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Prose Feature: When the Day Is Honed and All Is Bright: A Review of Steve Scafidi’s THE CABINETMAKER’S WINDOW (LSU Press, 2014), by Amber M. Stamper

June 13, 2016

Steve Scafidi is an immensely talented poet whose fourth collection, The Cabinetmaker’s Window, reveals a sustained interest in addressing the great and eternal themes of poetry—Love, Death, Time, Divinity, Art—and simultaneous willingness to take both material and formal risks. In a poetic landscape preferential to cerebral abstraction, the stylized posturing of ennui, or à la […]

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Prose Feature: “On the Shoulders of Beauty: An Interview with Phillip B. Williams” by Cate Lycurgus

May 23, 2016

Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, Illinois native. He is the author of the book of poems Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016). He received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The […]

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Reflection in the High Varnish of a Little White Lie: A Cento

April 18, 2016

Contributor’s Marginalia: Shara Lessley on 32 Poems 13.2 It’s always a little sad when the latest round of our marginalia series concludes and we finally put an issue to bed, but this week’s entry offers a particularly lovely way to say goodbye. Here, Shara Lessley gives us a cento composed of language she’s mined from 32 Poems […]

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