Nelly Arcan: Speed Dating

In 2007, under the direction of Jérôme Garcin, Seuil published an anthology titled New Mythologies. The anthology’s title was a nod to Roland Barthes’ Mythologies, which had been published fifty…

Indigenous Literature: Book Interview by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

Ceremonies for the Dead, Giles Benaway. Kegedeonce Press, 2013 I want to share my thanks and appreciation Giles, for allowing your first published collection of poems to be a dwelling place…

Rachel Rose

Poetry Doesn’t Care: An Interview with Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose has won national awards for her poetry, her fiction, and her non-fiction. She has published poems, short stories and essays in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Japan,…

Words into Pictures: An Interview with Julie Doucet

By Frederik Byrn Køhlert Julie Doucet is a Montreal-based artist who reached an international audience with her personal and innovative comics from the ’80s and ’90s. While her comics work…

George Elliot Clarke

George Elliott Clarke: Three Poems

    John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia: Libertine   I.   My Lady’s Champagne sex— bubbly, prickly, toasts a garden-party orgy.   Madame sports cake-frosting lace, but she’s just…

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein: “Misfortune”

Misfortune after Nerval’s “El Desdichado” My morning star’s dead and my disconsolate lute Smashes in the blackened sun of torn alibi. In the tomb of every night, memories of Venetian…

Jim Smith

A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

JIM SMITH’s many books include the recent Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems (Mansfield Press, 2009) and Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra (Mansfield Press, 2012). His magazine, The Front, lasted from about 1972 to 1980, and…

Dana Ward

Dana Ward: “God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away”

God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away for Sarah Valentine is still my favorite word. But really ‘and’ is. ‘and’ & ‘or’, as well as ‘anyway’ like ‘anyway…’ &…

The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

By Melissa Bull I met J. Mae in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. We were both enrolled in writing classes with Summer Literary Seminars. J. Mae’s poetry workshop was in…

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