Paul Watkins on Vicuña and bissett: A Poetics of “Meditaysyun”

Spit Temple, Cecilia Vicuña. Trans. Rosa Alcalá. Ugly Duckling Press, 2012. hungree throat, bill bissett. Talonbooks, 2013. Review By Paul Watkins  As literary scholar Charles Bernstein states: “What interests me…

Eric Schmaltz on The Dark Would: an anthology of language art

The Dark Would: anthology of language art. Ed. Philip Davenport. Apple Pie Editions, 2013. Review by Eric Schmaltz For years now many practitioners who have identified with uncreative writing and…

In Conversation: Meredith Evans & Danielle Bobker

Why we love Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place M. “Why we love This Must Be the Place” is a pretty good title for our discussion of Paolo Sorrentino’s…

Fazeela Jiwa on Maged Zaher’s Thank You for the Window Office

Thank You for the Window Office, Maged Zaher. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012. Review by Fazeela Jiwa In Thank You for the Window Office, Maged Zaher’s writing echoes the short attentions…

Geneviève Robichaud: Self-Translation in Two Movements

Click on the image below to view the slideshow. [Self-Translation in Two Movements Excerpt] I am not a theoretician of the bilingual text. Not yet anyway. I have merely, like…

In Conversation: Buckley, Kerouac, Yablonsky & Sanders

Firing Line with William F. Buckley, 1968 Guests: Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, and Ed Sanders transcribed by Jason Grimmer A 1968 episode of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, featuring a…

Nicholas Papaxanthos on Mary Ruefle: Writing is Writing

Madness, Rack, and Honey, Mary Ruefle. Wave Books, 2012. Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle. Wave Books, 2013. Review by Nicholas Papaxanthos “I always looked askance at writing on writing,…

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…

Myna Wallin on Ann Shin’s The Family China

The Family China, Ann Shin. Brick Books, 2013. Reviewed by Myna Wallin On the cover of Ann Shin’s second collection of poetry, The Family China, a photograph shows the female…

In Conversation: Leesa Dean & Catherine Bush

Accusation, Catherine Bush. Goose Lane, 2013. The first time I heard Catherine Bush read from her forthcoming novel, Accusation, was three years ago. We were staying at a monastery near Lumsden, SK, as…

Zoe Sharpe on Kelli Deeth’s The Other Side of Youth

The Other Side of Youth, Kelli Deeth. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013. Review by Zoe Sharpe Kelli Deeth’s The Other Side of Youth is a collection of acute and subtle short…

Alan Reed on George Perec’s La Boutique Obscure

La Boutique Obscure, Georges Perec. Trans. Daniel Levin Becker. Melville House, 2013 Review by Alan Reed La Boutique Obscure is a translation of the dream journal kept by Georges Perec…

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