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.…

This Is Why I Hurt You: A Brief Post on Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet This Is Why I Hurt You, Lamehouse 2008 Greenstreet’s little chapbook fell out from a pile of books on my desk marked “for review.” It’s a big pile…

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…

Adam Sol: A conversation ending with a poem

LH: What was the inspiration for Jeremiah? AS: There were a few different inspirations. First, I wanted to experiment with a highly rhetorical, loud voice, as a response to a…