Tag Archives: Fall 2015

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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Review: In Memory of Brilliance & Value by Michael Robins

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael, PQ Contributing Editor In Memory of Brilliance & Value Michael Robins Saturnalia Books, 2015 paperback, 65 pp. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-9915454-8-3 www.saturnaliabooks.com When encountering couplets on the page, readers tend to expect the lyrical rather than the narrative. …

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Review: Radioland by Lesley Wheeler

Posted in November 18, 2015
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Ann E. Michael PQ Contributing Editor Radioland Lesley Wheeler Barrow Street Books, 2015 Paperback, 74 pp $16.95 ISBN 978-0-9893296-8-2 http://barrowstreet.org/press/book/radioland-lesley-wheeler/ The parent-child relationship, in an ideal world, could be open to generous renegotiation—fluid, adaptable—as parents age and their children become …

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Review: Sad Math by Sarah Freligh

Posted in November 18, 2015
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                      Carrie L. Krucinski Sad Math Sarah Freligh Moon City Press Perfect Binding, 70 pages ISBN: 978-0-913785-64-5 http://mooncitypress.com/2015/08/sad-math-by-sara-freligh-winner-of-the-2014-moon-city-poetry-prize/ One of the most important jobs for a poet is to tell …

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