t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.
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Founder and publisher Lisa Pearson discusses Siglio Press.
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And this is how poetry derives its power, its agency, by the ways it can direct the eye. But the poet has a different toolkit from a visual artist. The world of a poem builds incrementally: it grows, it accretes. ...more
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