Tag Archives: Fall 2014

Review: Winter by Patricia Fargnoli

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Lesley Wheeler Winter Patricia Fargnoli Hobblebush Books, 2013 Paper, 88 pages ISBN 978-1-939449-01-6 http://www.hobblebush.com/pages/Winter.html Poets often claim they don’t imagine particular audiences when they write. Sometimes the same writers, however, define their poetry as an act of communication. I worry …

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Review: Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy

Posted in October 11, 2014
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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Our Andromeda Brenda Shaughnessy Copper Canyon Press Paper, 131 pages, $16 ISBN: 978-1-55659-410-6 https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/pages/browse/book.asp?bg={D94EFFCA-8152-4F02-96E6-7C795F596CE3} Is the human heart artless?  Surely some must be. Well, not mine or yours, of course, given that you are reading …

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Review: MILK by Natasha Marin

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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”

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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

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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

Posted in October 11, 2014
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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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