- May 12th, 2013
In this feature, thirty poets, novelists, editors, bloggers and reviewers share their summer reading lists.
- May 4th, 2013
Sally Ball’s second book of poems begins with modesty as its mien. Addressing a nuthatch, the speaker poses “no threat” because she loves “to make no difference here.” She goes on: “My throat like yours -- / rapid little tremor, / heart-freight, air.” As slight presences show up here and there, Ball’s tone signals a desire to accommodate and be one of them.
- April 22nd, 2013on The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell, a novel by Carlos Rojas (Yale University Press))
For a good laugh and a sigh, Carlos Rojas likes to repeat a piece of advice he got from Jose Manuel Lara (1914-2003), the founder of Planeta, Spain’s biggest media empire. “Carlos, you and the likes of you are a bunch of pedantic dudes, who know just about four things,” said Lara. “Therefore you believe that readers should know at least two things in order to resemble you.
- April 15th, 2013
Welcome to the Seawall’s semi-annual poetry feature. This season, seventeen poets write briefly on some of their favorite new and recent titles. This multi-poet/title feature is posted here in April and November. The commentary includes:
Joel Brouwer on Lake Superior by Lorine Niedecker (Wave Books)
Brian Teare on The Weeds by Jared Stanley (Salt Publishing)
- April 14th, 2013
It is said, as if it were obvious, that James Salter has structured his eight books of prose fiction around spikes of erotic arousal.
- April 7th, 2013
What does it mean to think and live aesthetically in the post-industrial, globalized world?