Laurel Nakanishi discusses her debut poetry collection, ASHORE.
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Gregory Spatz discusses his newest book, WHAT COULD BE SAVED.
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What happens when we play along with something not real—does it become real? ...more
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Poet Kristina Marie Darling discusses the literary life, collaborative writing, and the power of experimental forms.
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Despite its title, Oceanic is much more than a love letter to the ocean. ...more
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Part of looking closer is seeing what is hard to face, and part of having courage is addressing what seems futile. ...more
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We discover that each of these moments and stories is held to the boat’s body like a clew: tight; so much so as to be nearly indistinguishable from the whole. ...more
In 2016, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s writing won the Narrative Poetry Contest. Bertram’s work is formally and thematically expansive and this sampling, called “Facts About Deer and Other Poems,” showcases her incredible range. In the poem “They were armed with long guns”—a poem written in ten parts—the sections move between lists, plain declarations like, “You know // […]
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It’s poet John James’s turn for a conversation with the Kenyon Review. Author of the chapbook Chthonic, James dissects the process of writing a single poem, “History (n.),” the prescient unconscious, history as diagnosis, writing while parenting, and his connection to the earth. A piece of writing advice: “If you write every day, you get […]