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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February 20, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: Lisa Russ Spaar on “Solstice” by Chelsea Wagenaar I was thrilled to see Chelsea Wagenaar’s beautiful poem “Solstice” on the verso and mine on the recto (pages 2 and 3) of 32 Poems, Volume 14, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2016. Ever since I first met Chelsea (she was my undergraduate student in the Area Program in […]

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Scent, Sex, and Roofing Tar

February 13, 2017

Contributor’s Marginalia: Maryann Corbett on “Introduction to Desire” by Chelsea Rathburn I will never, alas, be a fragrance aficionado. Most fragrances set off in my throat a histamine cascade that turns my nose to a spigot, even fragrances I remember loving years ago, like Chantilly or Tea Rose or Chanel No. 22. Worse, some chemical odors—bathroom cleaner, […]

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