Tag Archives: January 2013

Revisiting Jack Gilbert… by Brian Fanelli

Posted in January 29, 2013
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Bedside Table Series: #3by PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli During my M.F.A. course work at Wilkes University, I plowed through dozens of poetry collections and essays. One of the books on the list was The Great Fires, poems by Jack …

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Top of the stack… by Shauna Osborn

Posted in January 19, 2013
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Bedside Table Series: #2by PQ Contributing Editor Shauna Osborn Full discloser—I do not own a nightstand. What I have instead is a rather large stack of books that live on the floor next to my bed. They stay there until …

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Back to the Future: Interview with Mark Jarman

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Back to the Future with Mark Jarman Author Mark Jarman Interview by PQ Contributing Editor Arthur McMaster Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, the writer Mark Jarman has championed the poetry of New Formalists for several years. We owe …

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Essay: The Poetry of Comics

Posted in January 3, 2013
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The Poetry of ComicsEssay by Dale Mettam In an attempt to expose (and by expose, I obviously mean force) some culture on my kids, I sat them down in front of a recent PBS broadcast of Wagner’s “Ring Cycle”…the whole …

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Books on the nightstand… by Ann E. Michael

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Bedside Table Series: #1 by PQ Contributing Editor Ann E. Michael Wow, where does one begin? Or more accurately, where does it all end? The books on the nightstand—which, in my case, is a blanket chest—represent a kind of temporary …

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Essay: The Instructional Dose—One Lump or Two?

Posted in January 3, 2013
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The Instructional Dose—One Lump or Two?Essay by Leslie L. Nielsen We all are taught; some of us are also teachers. Part of instruction is assertion and part of it is redirection. In a creative writing classroom, right and wrong become …

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Ghost in a Red Hat by Rosanna Warren

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Ghost in a Red HatRosanna WarrenW.W. Norton &Company Inc.,  2011 Perfect Binding,  99 pages ISBN: 978-0-393-34370-0Purchase at wwnorton.com Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Dawn Leas Reading Rosanna Warren’s Ghost in a Red Hat is like taking a long walk in …

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Vermont Exit Ramps by Neil Shepard

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Vermont Exit Rampsby Neil ShepardBig Table PublishingPaperback, 44 pagesISBN: 9780984956760Purchase link Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Brian Fanelli Anyone who has ever hopped in the car for a cross-state or cross-country road trip will find familiarity in the images in …

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The Kangaroo Girl by Judith Baumel

Posted in January 3, 2013
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The Kangaroo Girl Judith Baumel GenPop Books Paperback, 78 pages ISBN: 9780982359433 Purchase at SPD Books Reviewed by Edan Mohr                                                            Judith Baumel’s latest book conveys both a playful nostalgia and a haunting regret. In navigating a course through personal history, …

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Space, in Chains by Laura Kasischke

Posted in January 3, 2013
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Space, in Chainsby Laura KasischkeCopper Canyon Press, 2011paper, 110 pages, $16                                Purchase Link Reviewed by PQ Contributing Editor Arthur McMaster Michigan poet Laura Kasischke’s latest volume, her eighth, won the National Book Critic’s …

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