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A Thinking-Feeling: Alli Warren Interviewed by Trisha Low
Little Hill Seafoam

The poet on her new collection and writing poems about the system in an embodied, intuitive way.

A Thinking-Feeling: Alli Warren Interviewed by Trisha Low
Little Hill Seafoam

The poet on her new collection and writing poems about the system in an embodied, intuitive way.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Wild Lettuce by Harmony Holiday
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On the cannibalization of black pain and how we free ourselves from it.

Burnished, Etched, Emblazoned: Asiya Wadud Interviewed by Emily Skillings
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On documentary poetics and the interconnectedness of crises.

One Poem by Harry Mathews
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What about this? Across Syrian sands the wham of Nebuchadnezzar’s / canonical trumpets presaged an unlikely partner

Foreign Objects in Your Mouth: Johannes Göransson Interviewed by Katrine Øgaard Jensen
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The poet, translator, and Action Books publisher on his collection of essays about US literary culture, foreign influence, and the illusion of mastery.

Prageeta Sharma and James Thomas Stevens
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On a visit to the New Mexico Museum of Art, two poets grapple with questions of performed authenticity and settler poetics, while analyzing depictions of the American West.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Cloves by Harmony Holiday
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On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Psilocybin by Harmony Holiday
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The poetics of the microdose.

Getting Out of the Western Box: Dennis Tedlock’s The Olson Codex by Ammiel Alcalay
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Paying homage to poet Charles Olson’s “special view” of the Yucatán.

Conversation Smudging: Sophie Seita on Translating Uljana Wolf by Zoe Brezsny
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“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”

Sound Over Sense by Marjorie Welish
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Syntactical adventure and rolling ruminations in Clark Coolidge: Selected Poems 1962–1985

Tókȟaȟ’an: To Lose, to Suffer Loss, to Be Gone by Gillie Collins
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Wordplay as dissent in Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas

Projectile Poetry by Zoë Hitzig
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War, worship, and capital in Danniel Schoonebeek’s Trébuchet

How to Suffer Well by Charlotte Lieberman
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On Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations

Solmaz Sharif’s Look by Rebekah Weikel
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How might one delineate “damage” given the wider effects of war on society and its citizenry? Solmaz Sharif’s debut book of poems inquires through a powerful collection of verse that integrates the Defense Dictionary lexicon.

John Wieners’s Supplication: Selected Poems and Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals by Patrick James Dunagan
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The newly published journals match and exceed all preexisting Wieners publications. 

The Total System by Andrew Durbin
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On John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Alice Notley by Robert Dewhurst

Notley’s body of work consists of over thirty-five collections of poetry and prose. To consider her oeuvre, in her interlocutor’s words, is to court “cerebral and sensory overload.”

Tonya Foster & John Keene
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Foster and Keene discuss the strategies for black resistance in their respective new books—the poetry volume A Swarm of Bees in High Court and Counternarratives, a collection of short fictions.

Craft Talk Nobody Asked For by Justin Taylor
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One of my favorite books of short fiction from the last few years is Sam Lipsyte’s The Fun Parts. I often assign stories from it in my workshops and have been waiting for an opportunity to teach the whole collection. 

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