Yearly Archives: 2012

The Clock of the Long Now

Posted in October 21, 2012

The Clock of the Long Now by Annabelle Moseley David Robert Books Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 978-1936370573 Purchase: The Clock of The Long Now Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Leya Burns A strange thing may happen to our perception of time after a …

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The Commute

Posted in October 10, 2012

by Susan Scutti Paper Kite Press, 2011 Perfect Binding, 60 pages ISBN: 978-0-9831606-0-1 To Purchase: The Commute Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Dawn Leas I am a Jersey girl, born in a port city that lives in the shadows of New York skyscrapers. …

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A Man with a Beautiful Mind: Jack Cooper

Posted in October 1, 2012

A Man with a Beautiful Mind By Sonya Sabanac for Poets’ Quarterly When I first met Jack Cooper in 2007 at a Los Angeles poetry reading, I instantly fell in love with his words. That night I took home his …

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Welcome to our October issue of PQ!

Posted in September 29, 2012

We want to thank everyone for making our relaunch in July such a great success!  Here’s what we have for you in our October issue:   Reviews:  The Clock of The Long Now by Annabelle Moseley reviewed by PQ Contributing …

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The Journey: An interview with Laurie Ann Guerrero

Posted in September 1, 2012

By Kathi Stafford Laurie Ann Guerrero has recently been honored as the winner of the Andres Montoya Prize. Guerrero’s full length poetry manuscript will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press next year. The judge of the fifth …

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Professor. Poet. Fighter. Portuguese-American: an Interview with Carlos Matos

Posted in August 12, 2012

Interview by PQ Interview Editor Millicent Borges Accardi To meet Carlo Matos is to view a dichotomy. A rare breed of what can be termed a Renaissance man in that his skills and interests are varied and broad, and like …

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From Motown to Mos Def: The Musical Influences of Patricia Smith, Major Jackson, and Kevin Coval

Posted in July 29, 2012

By PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli  Popular music that comes out of African-American culture provides not only content, but rhythms and cultural values that animate the work of the poets Patricia Smith, Major Jackson, and Kevin Coval, poets who give …

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The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry

Posted in July 21, 2012

I am at no loss for information about you and your family; but I am at a loss where to begin. — Demosthenes  By Grace Curtis for Poets’ Quarterly Recently, an editor of a well-known journal posted a message online …

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The Intersection of Poetry and Prose: Summer of the Novella

Posted in July 9, 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the intersection of poetry and prose. Although my background is in poetry, I’ve always loved reading novels, and recently finished writing a novel-length book myself. Genres aside, what I’m really drawn to is …

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The Art of the Sonnet edited by Stephen Burt and David Mikics

Posted in July 1, 2012

The Art of the Sonnet  Edited by Stephen Burt and David Mikics Belknap Press (Harvard),Cambridge, 2010 Paperback, 464 pages ISBN: 978-0674061804   Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Arthur McMaster   As the sonnet approaches its nominal seven hundredth birthday, counting …

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