One thing poetry can do is grab our sunken (that is to say, sublimated or denied) preconceptions, bubble them to the surface, and pop them so close our eyes, it stings. It can be excruciating or refreshing to change direction–sometimes …
Tag Archives: Leslie L. Nielsen
Posted in November 18, 2015
Tags: Fall 2015, Leslie L. Nielsen, letter from editor
Lines in Space
Posted in August 22, 2015
Tags: Leslie L. Nielsen, letter from editor, Summer 2015
What is the defining characteristic of poetry? That the lines don’t go all the way to the end of the page? That the words and their music launch us into another sphere of attentiveness and sense? Something outside the poem …
Forming Functional Friction
Posted in April 6, 2015
Tags: Leslie L. Nielsen, letter from editor, Spring 2015
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 …
How Many Whats in a Name?
Posted in October 11, 2014
Tags: Fall 2014, Leslie L. Nielsen, letter from editor
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 …
Announcing: A New Book of Poetry!
Posted in April 19, 2014
Tags: Leslie L. Nielsen
By Leslie L. Nielsen Oh boy! A new book of poetry! Oh boy. How can I ever keep up? For anyone interested in finding books of poetry to read, there’s a steady and generous stream of information about potentially wonderful …
Essay: The Instructional Dose—One Lump or Two?
Posted in January 3, 2013
Tags: essay, January 2013, Leslie L. Nielsen
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 …