Posts by: D. Gilson

The Last Poem I Loved: “Ganymede,” by Michael D. Snediker

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Sometimes, it’s easy to think of the poem as a conversation one might have in a bar. And sometimes, to follow the metaphor through, the poem is a surprising conversation, at once sweet and sexy and utterly—thank god—smart. So when I received Michael D. Snediker’s book The Apartment of Tragic Appliances recently and read his […]

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The Last Poem I Loved: “Cockroach” by Randall Mann

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More accurately: the last poem I envied, and isn’t envy but one form of love? From time to time you come across a poem that makes you stop, read (once, then again, and again, which in 2011, is quite a feat), then think, “damn, I wish I would have written that.” This seems one of […]

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