- February 27th, 2016
Susan Howe was born in 1937 in Boston and spent much of her childhood in Cambridge. In her essay “Sorting Facts” (1996), one of ten pieces collected in The Quarry, she recalls her earliest impressions of factual imagery – World War II newsreels.
- February 17th, 2016on Dickinson in Her Own Time, edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Stephanie Farrar & Cristanne Miller (Univ of Iowa Press)
For both the poet and her engaged reader, the laws and behaviors of her poetry take precedence over the habits and accidents of her life. Is there a memorable poet who has ever limited herself to the mere facts of her experience? Who has portrayed herself solely as a subject of cause and effect?
- February 16th, 2016
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Model City by Donna Stonecipher (Shearsman Books)
Bottles The Bottles The Bottles The Bottles by Lee Upton (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)
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- January 30th, 2016on The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store... by C.D. Wright (Copper Canyon)
C.D. Wright wrote poetry as if serving a truth to be discovered. Do you object to “as if”?
- January 26th, 2016
David Thomson’s How to Watch a Movie is actually concerned with how to watch a movie again. “The ultimate subject of this book is watching or paying attention,” he notes at the outset.
- January 8th, 2016
Groucho Marx told the following anecdote during an appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show” in 1969: “A priest stopped me in Montreal some years ago. He asked, ‘Aren’t you Groucho Marx?