“I want my sentences to have urgency, for every single word to matter. I pay close attention to cadence, rhythm, balance, symmetry. I love a good story or essay, but I also want to hear it sing.”
“I tell my students that when I or someone else thinks something in their poems doesn’t work, we may be right, but that the opposite of what we suggest as a remedy may have the greater truth.”
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Volume XXXVII | Number 6
Selections from our latest issue available now:
Poems by Lloyd Schwartz and Cole Swenson
and an excerpt from an essay by Jaquira Díaz.
I have seen you as fishmongers
in an effort to forget. Twelve of them
selling thick pearls of meat.
All of them are you. Headless
as prawn. Bass filleted & frozen, muscle
grey as dusk. I know what it is like
to lie naked across ice, feel flesh slice.
I pretend to know.
The Irish boy fell in love the same day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The year was 1941, the month December, the hour a quarter to ten in the morning, just past the heaviest commuter traffic through the station with…
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Jaquira Díaz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. She’s been awarded fellowships or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, the…
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