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Posts by: Barbara Berman

A Fierce Compassion: Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism

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WOMEN OF RESISTANCE recognizes this reality with fierce compassion, and a lot of really fine poetry.

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Painful Celebrations: Five Books for National Poetry Month

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Every act of reading is inseparable from what the reader has encountered before.

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Melodic, Honorable Engagement: Ryan Vine, T. R. Hummer, and Norman Finkelstein

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Reading Vine, Hummer and Finkelstein, in an era in which people often feel almost flattened, we rise.

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Urgent Connections: Negative Space and Too Afraid to Cry

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There’s no such thing as too much of this kind of light, especially in dark times.

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Barbara Berman’s 2018 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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Barbara Berman’s 2018 Poetry Shout-out.

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An Important Book: Inheriting the War edited by Laren McClung

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There is no escape from the cradle of this shame.

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Two Extraordinary Books: Bullets into Bells and Inquisition

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The obscenities and tragedies of American life pile up with speed, and in quantities, that are appalling.

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Three Collections in Two Volumes by August Kleinzahler

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Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body.

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Logic and Lack of Logic: Best American Experimental Writing 2016

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A crucial part of what makes experimental writing fresh is the way sight works with what is said, whether the material is performed or read in silence.

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Barbara Berman’s 2017 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Barbara Berman offers gift recommendations for the poets on your holiday shopping list.

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Let Us Be Singing Fools: Norman Finkelstein’s The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New & Selected Poems

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If poetry is to remain a bulwark against the flagrant coarseness and cruelty at work in this moment of history, Norman Finkelstein’s work belongs right here with us.

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At the Intersection of Personal and Political: Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now edited by Amit Majmudar

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American writers have a long, distinguished history of calling out injustice.

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Of Poetry and Protest and Monticello In Mind

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Barbara Berman reviews Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmitt Till to Trayvon Martin and Monticello In Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson today in Rumpus Poetry.

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Barbara Berman’s 2016 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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Barbara Berman offers suggestions for your poetry and poetics holiday gift-giving needs.

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