Tag Archives: Fall 2015

The Milk Underground: Two Translators Spill Their Secrets

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Millicent Bórges Accardi Poetry collection The Milk Underground, recently received the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation and features poems by Israeli writer Ronny Someck, translated by Hana Inbar and Robert Manaster. Born in Baghdad and immigrated to Israel when he was a young …

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Review: Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser by Luisa Igloria

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael PQ Contributing Editor Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser Luisa Igloria Utah State University Press, 2014 paperback, 74 pp $16.95 ISBN 978-0-87421-968-5 http://www.upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/2393-ode-to-the-heart-smaller-than-a-pencil-eraser In his introduction to Luisa Igloria’s Ode to the Heart Smaller …

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Review: In Memory of Brilliance & Value by Michael Robins

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael, PQ Contributing Editor In Memory of Brilliance & Value Michael Robins Saturnalia Books, 2015 paperback, 65 pp. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-9915454-8-3 www.saturnaliabooks.com When encountering couplets on the page, readers tend to expect the lyrical rather than the narrative. …

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Review: Radioland by Lesley Wheeler

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael PQ Contributing Editor Radioland Lesley Wheeler Barrow Street Books, 2015 Paperback, 74 pp $16.95 ISBN 978-0-9893296-8-2 http://barrowstreet.org/press/book/radioland-lesley-wheeler/ The parent-child relationship, in an ideal world, could be open to generous renegotiation—fluid, adaptable—as parents age and their children become …

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Review: Sad Math by Sarah Freligh

Posted in November 18, 2015
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                      Carrie L. Krucinski Sad Math Sarah Freligh Moon City Press Perfect Binding, 70 pages ISBN: 978-0-913785-64-5 http://mooncitypress.com/2015/08/sad-math-by-sara-freligh-winner-of-the-2014-moon-city-poetry-prize/ One of the most important jobs for a poet is to tell …

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Review: Mendeleev

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Arthur McMaster Mendeleev’s Mandala Jessica Goodfellow Mayapple Press, 2015 Paper, 100 pages, $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-936419-49=1 http://mayapplepress.com/mendeleevs-mandala-jessica-goodfellow/ We know from the first few lines, from the poet’s first remarkable observations, that this is not your grandad’s book of verse. “The Problem …

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Perceptual Bubbles

Posted in November 18, 2015
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One thing poetry can do is grab our sunken (that is to say, sublimated or denied) preconceptions, bubble them to the surface, and pop them so close our eyes, it stings. It can be excruciating or refreshing to change direction–sometimes …

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Poetry and the Music of What Matters

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Bruce Bond Before I knew that love would end my willful ignorance of death, I didn’t think there was much left in me that was virgin, but there was. That’s why all good music is sad. It makes the wound …

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Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand (Plato) –or– How I Lost Faith In Poet(s)ry

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Bobbi Lurie Several years ago, I opened an email which came from a poet promoting her book “for women with cancer.” It felt like a miracle. The cancer she described sounded similar to the type of cancer my closest friend …

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Review: Becoming the Sound of Bees by Marc Vincenz

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Matt Hill Becoming the Sound of Bees Marc Vincenz Ampersand Books Paperback, Perfect Bound, 112 pages ISBN: 978-09861370-0-6 http://ampersand-books.com/product/becoming-the-sound-of-bees/                                 we listened for the sound of bees & hearing nothing but the wind boxing the panes we began to hum …

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