Posts Tagged: Melissa Broder
Lisa See discusses and signs The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane....more
In Melissa Broder’s second collection, Meat Heart, there is a burgeoning tension between the spiritual life of the imagination and its blood and guts container—the forehead, the hips, the heart—that is both dire and light. At the core of these poems is hunger, the drive to consume or destroy, an instinctual void as visceral as it is absurd, and yet, paradoxically, there is resistance to this desire or as Broder said in an recent interview, “a fear of insatiability.” There is dissonance here between expectation and want, a dichotomy as digestible as life and death, or heaven and earth....more
So, did you like our National Poetry Month project? If you missed any of the poems, check them out here.
Barbara Jane Reyes has some interesting thoughts on poetic tradition.
Virginia Heffernan discusses the way self-publication has lost some of its stigma, and introduces me to a new term: microniche publishing....more