Poem in Your Pocket Day is almost here

Kirsten Reach
April 21, 2016
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This is the twentieth year National Poetry Month has been commemorated–it began with the Academy of American Poets in 1996–and we’re pleased to be part of the national celebration. As I write this, our students are designing and assembling buttons…

Form and “What We Know of Horses”

Dora Malech
April 21, 2016
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It was mesmerizing to hear Reginald Dwayne Betts read “What We Know of Horses,” the final poem from his most recent collection, Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015), to a full house this past Saturday at the Split This…

Writing to Write, to Write, to Write?

Jeff Alessandrelli
April 20, 2016
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Just out from Sidebrow Books, every single poem in Mathias Svalina’s new collection, The Wine-Dark Sea, is entitled “The Wine-Dark Sea.” And every single one is great. But “The Wine-Dark Sea” on page eleven particularly finagled my attention; its entirety below:…

The Best Light Is Brief

Laura Maylene Walter
April 20, 2016
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Earlier this month, I volunteered for the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), which is how I came to manage the passholder line for a weekend showing of The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco as author Stephen Elliott. I was armed…

Trauma Privilege

Sejal Shah
April 17, 2016
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It was November 8, 2015, at 11:09 p.m. I know because I took a screenshot. In a Facebook group I moderate of over 200 local writers, a woman addressed a post to me—my first name spelled out in capital letters…

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