Tag Archives: Spring 2015

Review: Reckless Lovely by Martha Silano

Posted in April 6, 2015
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                      Lesley Wheeler Reckless Lovely Martha Silano Saturnalia Books, 2014 Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 978-0-9899797-1-9 http://www.saturnaliabooks.com/?q=node/81 I am currently teaching an undergraduate seminar on Mid-Twentieth-Century American Poetry, a course full …

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Innovation

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Rachel Danielle Peterson I know art as imitation is no longer a cool thing, just as art as something really really real can be quite unnerving. This is the old tug between Plato and Aristotle and those Greek all decked …

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Is Poetry Therapeutic? Define Your Terms!

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Ann E. Michael Minerva, the Roman goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom… Periodically, because I have so many friends and colleagues who are writers, the subject of whether writing is therapeutic appears in conversation or on social media. A recent New …

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Maybe a Little Closer: Interview with Poet Terri Witek

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Millicent Bórges Accardi, Interviews Editor Well-known for her experimental collaborations with visual artists, poet Terri Witek’s latest project with Brazilian new media artist Cyriaco Lopes has been featured at galleries and site-specific installations. Their 2009 video “recife/s,” was a finalist …

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My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher

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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master’s degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, is partly set on the …

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Forming Functional Friction

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The course of a knot—its overs, unders, and throughs—determine its holding strength. There are hundreds, some with a single strand of rope or twine, some binding two or more strands. Some have names describing their function (Lobster Buoy hitch), origin …

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Going Inside the Cave: Where the Personal and Political Intersect in Contemporary Narrative American Poetry

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Brian Fanelli In his essay “A Defence of Poetry,” Percy Shelley declares that poets should be “the unacknowledged legislators of the world. In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke takes a more confessional stance, stating that to write …

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Children of a Difficult Labor

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Bruce Bond There is no birth of consciousness without pain.           —Carl Jung You must revise your life.           —Rainer Maria Rilke When I first read Jung, I was 23, fresh out of my …

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Review: Frozen Latitudes by Therése Halscheid

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Ann E. Michael, PQ Contributing Editor Frozen Latitudes Therése Halscheid Press 53, 2014 Paperback, 75 pp. $14.95 ISBN 978-1-941209-12-7 www.measurepress.com Therése Halscheid’s latest collection begins with the cold: “icy flakes” and “sentence after sentence moving    words/over the winter earth.” She …

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Review: Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman

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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Habeas Corpus by Cindy Hochman Glass Lyre Press Paper, 2015, 27 pages ISBN: 978-1-941783-02-3 http://www.glasslyrepress.com/catalogue.html Cindy Hochman knows what makes a memorable poem—fresh use of language and captivating imagery, of course, but equally so “that …

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