Tag Archives: Fall 2014

Review: MILK by Natasha Marin

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Elizabeth Switaj, PQ Social Media Editor MILK Natasha Marin Minor Arcana Press, 2014 70 pages, E-book ISBN: 978-0-991259618 http://www.milkebook.com/  Milk as metonymy for motherhood is nothing new in poetry, but in her collection, MILK, Natasha Marin makes it new. Milk …

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Roosters. Jellyfish. Fighting. 80s movies–Poet Carlo Matos Discusses New Work

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Millicent Borges Accardi, Interviews Editor We featured Carlo Matos here at PQ a while back, and since he has a new book out this fall—a cross of prose poetry and flash fiction—I thought we would revisit him and ask a …

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The Poetry of Non-Poetry: On Alan Bigelow’s “This Is Not A Poem”

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Michael Leong “Poetry can be any damn thing it wants,” observes the distinguished critic and translator Mary Ann Caws in a 2009 article for Poetry Magazine.  One can take this unapologetically blithe statement—which, after the groundbreaking innovations of modernism, seems …

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The Ghazal

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Khadeeja Mushtaq The Ghazal is increasingly becoming popular in the Western world, especially America where the assimilation of different cultures has resulted in the appreciation and adaptation of other literary forms. Ghazals appeared in American poetry en route Urdu poetry …

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Bigger Than Elvis: Erika L. Sánchez—Poet, Writer, and Creative Strategist

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Millicent Bórges Accardi, Interviews Editor In 2014, the poet Erika L. Sánchez was named One of Chicago’s 25 Writers to Watch. She is an activist for reproductive rights and women’s health and works as a freelance journalist, penning a monthly …

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Confessions of a Failed Poet

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Laura Moe On a recent coffee date with a former student, he told me he only likes rhyming poetry, and he recited two poems by Frost and Shelley from memory. It is easier to memorize rhyme, and most children’s books …

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Review: Everyone I Love Is A Stranger to Someone by Annelyse Gelman

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  John McCarthy, PQ Contributing Editor Everyone I Love Is A Stranger To Someone Annelyse Gelman Write Bloody Publishing Paperback, 80 pages 978-1938912429 http://writebloody.com/shop/products/everyone-i-love-is-a-stranger-to-someone-by-annelyse-gelman/ Encountering a book as self-aware and honest as Annelyse Gelman’s Everyone I Love is a Stranger …

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How Many Whats in a Name?

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Here’s our publication called Poets’ Quarterly. There are plenty of other online journals of and about poetry, and there’s even one out there called Poetry Quarterly, a name close to ours—but none of them do what we do. What makes …

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Review: What We Pass On by Maria Mazziotti Gillian

Posted in October 11, 2014
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  Brian Fanelli, PQ Contributing Editor What We Pass On Maria Mazziotti Gillan Guernica Editions Paperback, 440 pages ISNB: 978-1550713046 http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550713046 For decades, Maria Mazziotti Gillan has defended the narrative form in poetry, especially through her workshops, interviews, and personal …

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In Conversation with Suzanne Lummis

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Georgia Jones-Davis  Suzanne Lummis’ collection Open 24 Hours won the Blue Lynx Poetry Award in Washington State and will be published in Fall 2014. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, The Hudson Review, The New Ohio Review, and …

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