Tag Archives: Fall 2015

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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One Day

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Joel Solonche   One day a poet opens his mouth and nothing comes out. This is the first time this has happened to him. He feels the words stuck in the back of his throat. He feels them tickle and …

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Dead Pet Poems: Andrew Hudgins and the Dangers of the Sentimental

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Sarah Freligh PQ Contributing Editor The first poems I wrote were about my cats, a pair of crabby old ladies who died within months of each other at the venerable age of eighteen. I was operating on Hemingway’s dictum to …

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A Fantastic American Swagger: Interview with Sam Pereira

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Millicent Bórges Accardi Darkness remains mysterious. Light is wonderful, but you only get there through darkness first. It is the very nature of why I write. Un-assuming and often under the radar, the poetry of Sam Pereira has been hailed …

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Review: Drawing Down the Moon by Allison Creighton

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Shauna Osborn PQ Contributing Editor Drawing Down the Moon Allison Creighton Turning Point Books, 2015 84 pages ISBN: 9781625491312 http://www.turningpointbooks.com/creighton.html Typically when one sees the phrase “drawing down the moon,” it is involved in discussions of magical spells, pagan rituals, …

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Review: if you turn around I will turn around by Ben Clark

Posted in November 18, 2015
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                      Jacob Victorine if you turn around I will turn around Ben Clark Thoughtcrime Press Paperback perfect bound, 64 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9887167-1-1 http://thoughtcrimepress.com/?portfolio=if-you-turn-around-i-will-turn-around-by-ben-clark-2015 In if you turn around I will …

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Strong Ties | A Short Interview with Hannah Gamble

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Hannah Baggott In January of 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting poet Hannah Gamble at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN, for a reading of her collection Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast. She signed my copy of her book, …

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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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