The Future, The Present, The Past

Cody Walker
May 24, 2014
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So, 2150 looks to be a terrible year. We’ll still be ordering plastic junk and inadvertently killing one another. But at least irony will survive! As will a trace of sweetness. Both qualities may be found in this South Korean short…

Remembering Vern Rutsala

Jerry Harp
May 23, 2014
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Having spent his life producing a sizeable body of poetry, having received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation, having been a finalist for the National Book Award, and having spent more than forty years…

Books for Reading

Zach Savich
May 20, 2014
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I’ve been sitting in the yard reading Hillary Gravendyk’s Harm (Omnidawn, 2011), saddened by her death on May 10. One poem starts, “Ahead the sky is winnowed to its smallest feature.” One starts, “The route within is familiar— / dedicated…

Survive

Pablo Tanguay
May 15, 2014
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I’ve been reading my friend and Kenyon Review colleague Natalie Shapero’s poems for eight or nine years now, since she first started publishing them. Her poems are beyond her years, always have been. How can someone so young understand so…

Lies

Pablo Tanguay
May 9, 2014
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I’m forever telling lies, mostly to myself but also, often enough, to friends and colleagues and students, and especially to my kids, who are seven, five, and five. How else to make it through? At dinner the other night, my…

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