Is Grief a Waiting

Rosebud Ben-Oni
August 26, 2016
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You hear the strange cricket in the oven sing, and ask what it sings.   This is what it sings.     —Frank Bidart, “The Third Hour of the Night”   Is grief a bridge? There are a million things…

Fall Forward

Cody Walker
August 26, 2016
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In my 190-plus posts for this blog, I’ve only once thought to sing the praises of A.Word.A.Day, Anu Garg’s brilliant daily email blast. Allow me a second huzzah: A.Word.A.Day is, most mornings, the Inbox guest I’m happiest to see. An…

First Book Interview with Sarah Bartlett

Jeff Alessandrelli
August 25, 2016
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Winner of the 2014 Subito Press Book Prize, Sarah Bartlett’s Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Out, her first collection of poetry, is a debut that doesn’t feel like one. Divided into three sections, each mellifluously gripping and poetically idiosyncratic, Sometimes We Walk presents…

Poetry and Origin

Dora Malech
August 24, 2016
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Through the lens of Khaled Mattawa’s “History of My Face” and through the lens of Camille Rankine’s “Genealogy,” I’ve been thinking about poems as explorations of origins. When we think of “origin stories,” we might first think of theology:   Or of…

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