Jessi MacEachern on Lisa Robertson’s “She Has Smoothed Her Pants to No End”

She Has Smoothed Her Pants to No End (from Debbie: An Epic) This is the light Debbie steps into. Her toffeed flanks roll with greatness and sustenance in their sockets…

Damian Rogers on Suzanne Buffam’s “The Irrationalist”

A few months ago, a friend’s father challenged me to defend poetry as a product in the marketplace — the demand left me sputtering about art, the relative insignificance of…

What’s in a reading: on hearing Gwendolyn Brooks

I’ve heard several recordings of Brooks reading “We Real Cool” over the years. Yesterday, in class, I played her again. This after having a student read the poem out loud.…

Chris Hutchinson on Jeramy Dodds

Like many, I enjoy contemplative, epiphany-seeking poetry. Poetry whose contents and formal properties collude to make art and psychological reality appear as one. A lovely fiction! And I duly appreciate…

Christian Bök reads Darren Wershler Henry

from The Tapeworm Foundry by Darren Wershler-Henry House of Anansi, 2000 —————– andor gather all the equestrian statues from the parks and squares of the world and then place these…

K. Silem Mohammad Reads Elizabeth Bachinsky

Dawn’s Athlete: Washed Talent? Satan Held Wet Death, Lent Saw, Hated Lawn Set, Stew, And Lathe (Lead the Wants/The Waste Land) Thanks to Elizabeth Bachinsky for her generous and thoughtful…

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