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A Mind in Action: Catherine Barnett Interviewed by Maggie Millner
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The poet on the virtues of improv, the cost of solitude, and having deep conversations with other texts.

Four Poems by Maggie Nelson
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I planned to write a book about / the color blue. Now I’m suddenly surrounded / by green, green gagging me / pleasurably, green holding onto my hips / from behind, digging into / the cleft, the cleft // that can be made.

We Are The Thoughts of Sorrows: On Lou Reed’s book of poems Do Angels Need Haircuts? by Alex Zafiris
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After The Velvet Underground, a poetic underworld.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
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Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen
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The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

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

Shadow Selves by Frances Richard
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Palimpsests and invocation in Marjorie Welish’s So What So That

Futurism, Hashtags, & the Old Wild West by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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Douglas Kearney’s buck studies recasts worn out notions of black masculinity.

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

Looking Back on 2016: Literature & Music
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Selections by Domenick Ammirati, Sebastian Black, Gabriele Beveridge, Amina Cain, Will Chancellor, Keith Connolly, Nicholas Elliott, Wendy Ewald, Joe Fyfe, Lindsay Hunter, Ellie Krakow, Evan Lavender-Smith, Jonathan Lethem, Rebekah Weikel, and Jack Whitten.

Patricia Spears Jones’s A Lucent Fire by Rachel Levitsky
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 The decades-spanning volume makes it clear that for Jones the job of the poet is to “preside” as Aimé Césaire writes, over the “experience as a whole.” 

Floating Market by Caitlin Youngquist
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White space speaks volumes in Hoa Nguyen’s Violet Energy Ingots.

Two Books by C.D. Wright by Ariana Reines
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I saw C.D. Wright at a party once. I wasn’t her friend or her student. She was beautiful and graceful; something girlish about her face under the white hair.

Robin Coste Lewis by Matthew Sharpe
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“I don’t accept the idea of my history as tragic.”

Looking Back on 2014 #2
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Selections by Chris Kraus, Alan Licht, and Kelly Copper.

Looking Back on 2014
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Selections by Ben Lerner, Jen Rosenblit, and Stanley Whitney.

Brenda Coultas’s The Tatters by Ammiel Alcalay
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Dedicated to poet, journalist, and activist Brad Will, a friend killed while filming a street battle in Mexico in 2006, Brenda Coultas’s The Tatters summons powers too seldom called upon these days.

Good Things by Eric Dean Wilson
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Eric Dean Wilson on the rushing river of language in Dara Wier’s You Good Thing.

Eduardo C. Corral by Yezmin Villarreal
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Eduardo C. Corral on the soundtrack to his poetry and his book, Slow Lightning.

Clark Coolidge’s A Book Beginning What and Ending Away by Wendy Lotterman
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Twenty chapters of poetry compose Clark Coolidge’s Gesamtkunstwerk, the division between each a shoddy dam allowing themes to spill back and forth—geology, Zukofsky, Dalí. 

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