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…

April Reviews: Cole Swensen; Hadara Bar-Nadav

Each page of Cole Swensen’s collection of essays Noise That Stays Noise (University of Michigan Press, 2011) offers insights that can productively reorient and refresh one’s relationship to literature; it’s a book that one reads, in large part, by looking…

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