The Price of Grace

March 27, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: Peter Kline on “How the Light Is Spent” by Adam Giannelli The title reference of Adam Giannelli’s sonically gorgeous and finely wrought meditation on light is, of course, Milton’s famous sonnet, “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.” In that poem, Milton’s speaker despairs as to how he can prove his worthiness to God […]

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“Where All Roads Lead”

March 20, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: V. Penelope Pelizzon on “That Much Further West” by John Fenlon Hogan Skeptic though I am, I find it hard to resist John Fenlon Hogan’s teasing with paradoxes of belief. His speaker moves through a psychic landscape triggered by words his father likes to point to, an apothegm originally from G.K Chesterton. And it seems […]

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Across the Slippery Tabletop: An Interview with Keetje Kuipers by Cate Lycurgus

March 13, 2017

Keetje Kuipers has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and a Bread Loaf Fellow. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, West Branch, and Prairie Schooner. In 2007 Keetje completed her tenure as the Margery […]

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I Forgot

March 6, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: Juliana Gray on “Concourse” by Maryann Corbett Probably I should never be allowed to teach poetry again. There are lots of reasons for this. Just ask my students. But I shouldn’t be fired because I dislike descriptions of things running up or down or across various spines. It’s not, as the students might say, because […]

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Dumb Luck & Divine Inspiration

February 27, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: Ashley Anna McHugh on “Kyrie for the Gut” by David Wright David Wright’s “Kyrie for the Gut” is a striking poem—not only in its handling of the double exposure form, which can sometimes feel more like a parlor trick, less like a poem—but in the way it leverages its full weight against the fulcrum of […]

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