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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On Being Alone Together

April 11, 2016

Contributor’s Marginalia: Michael Bazzett on “Faith” by Jacques Rancourt Sometimes I walk into the cool dark of a chapel and I can almost smell God. Or my memory of what it felt like to believe. Perhaps it’s the same thing. I don’t know. But I like to spend time in the asking, and this where Jacques Rancourt’s “Faith” took […]

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Intimate Solitariness

March 28, 2016

Contributor’s Marginalia: Shira Dentz on “Wild the Sea” and “Out of the Sea” by Aaron Krol While reading Aaron Krol’s poems in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of 32 Poems, I felt Elizabeth Bishop’s influence in their concrete objective description/images, and perhaps too in their evocation of a sea landscape. I was with the poems as they unravelled—feeling their sensations. […]

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The Tune of It

March 21, 2016

Contributor’s Marginalia: Chrsitine Hemp responds to Hailey Leithauser’s “Short, Sweet” with words and music The Tune of It [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Short, Sweet slips down the sheet of white space like notes                           rising dropping then   sounds abound       repeat                trippingly seeingly upon the ear slant rhyme cambering the iamb          (lifting)          […]

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