The Project of Response

Last April, I wrote a series of poetry reviews for KR’s blog. The first focused on Jena Osman’s Public Figures (Wesleyan, 2012), an exploration of citizenship, surveillance, and “public invisibility” in the age of drones. Osman’s book extends from a novel…

April Reviews: Margaret Ross

When reading the most recent releases from The Catenary Press, an Iowa City-based publisher of chapbooks, one might initially overlook Margaret Ross’s Decay Constant: Ross’s collection came out alongside volumes by Robyn Schiff and Jennifer Moxley that showcase the restless,…

April Reviews: Joshua Marie Wilkinson

It’s tempting to discuss Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s poetry through metaphors from film: Wilkinson is a filmmaker, after all, a fact that his poetry recalls both overtly (his 2009 collection is titled The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth) and…

April Reviews: James Tate

Should I refrain from posting a review of a poetry collection today, out of my horror and anxiety about the events in Boston? Or should I admit that the more days I’m alive, and the worse things get, the more…

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