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Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

Marcela Huerta: from Tropico

TROPICO I buy a game for the computer in the family room. The game is a simulation game, I buy it full-price at a game store, not for 50% off from the discount bins at Walmart like I usually do. The game I buy is called Tropico. In it you are the jefe of a...
Poetry Doesn't Care: An Interview with 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, including Poetry, The Malahat Review, and The Best American Poetry and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry. She is the author of three books...
In Conversation with Catherine Owen & Nikki Reimer: On Elegies

In Conversation with Catherine Owen & Nikki Reimer: On Elegies

Daniel Zomparelli: We have all gone through/or are going through varied stages of grief and each of us have relied on poetry in some form/manner to deal artistically with that grief and loss. I personally was unable to write for a long time after my Mother’s death. I, instead, recorded my nightmares as suggested by...
Sachiko Murakami on Beauty

Sachiko Murakami on Beauty

Welcome to “On Beauty,” a series of interviews with poets about their relationship to beauty. (For a complete introduction to the project, see ‘Poets on Beauty.’) I’m kicking off volume III of Lemon Hound with an interview with Sachiko Murakami, poet and editor, whose online interactive projects are experiments in collective authorship. I hope you enjoy...
I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora Gould

I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora Gould

Review by Allison LaSorda Late last year, Russell Smith of The Globe and Mail wrote an article on Canada’s unlikely poetry renaissance; in it, he suggests an increasing interest in poems that are “just on the line between the lyrical and the full-on experimental,” recalling a bygone era wherein there was “a lot of nature...
Reading and Thinking: Lisa Robertson's "Nilling."

Reading and Thinking: Lisa Robertson’s “Nilling.”

Nilling is a book about books. It is a book about reading and a book about thinking, because for Lisa Robertson the two cannot be so easily teased apart. And it may be a stretch to say this, as it is a book about a great many other things besides, but alongside all those other...
The Limbless and Resolute in Kotsilidis’ Hypotheticals

The Limbless and Resolute in Kotsilidis’ Hypotheticals

Hypotheticals Leigh Kotsilidis, Coach House Books Appropriately, the first poem in Leigh Kotsilidis’ debut poetry collection, Hypotheticals, is “Origins.” Echoing against the book’s epigraph—“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded” (Terry Pratchett)—the poem’s tightly woven and impressionistic two stanzas are concerned with the business of cleaving apart physical matter to create a space for...
Review of Eileen Myles' INFERNO [A poet's Novel]

Review of Eileen Myles’ INFERNO [A poet’s Novel]

How did I not know about Eileen Myles? An icon, a feminist, oh, a feminist icon? An activist. A New York person, a person of that city, who can’t make sense without the city. Well no. I didn’t know.  Because Eileen Myles is a poet, and I’ve shied away from poetry my whole life. It...
Kathryn Mockler: Three Poems

Kathryn Mockler: Three Poems

MALICE The pot-bellied pigs were racing hard—only they weren’t pigs in the animal sense, they were cops—really really large cops who were racing bottle caps on the backs of stray dogs. They knew it was a strange hobby but rarely talked about it because to draw too much attention to what they were doing would...
Vanessa Place: Two Rounds of Conversation

Vanessa Place: Two Rounds of Conversation

I first heard of Vanessa Place and Les Figues in a cab going from JFK to midtown. I was with fellow poet Christan Bok who had much to say about Place, the press, and the upcoming n/oulipo publication (a compendium of the noulipo conference). Then I saw the novel and was smitten. You’ll find a...

Sina Queyras on Lisa Robertson’s Nilling

BY SINA QUEYRAS When I said in an earlier last post that I go to poetry to think, Lisa Robertson was the first poet that came to mind. Hers is a poetry that embraces doubt; that is content to extend rather than conclude, yet never drifts in the sense that Barthes describes in The Pleasure of the Text. “In...

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