- A. Frances Johnson Reviews Jill Jones
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- Suspensions of the Real
- Too East Coast?
- Review Short: Lachlan Brown’s ‘Limited Cities’
- Review Short: Toby Fitch’s ‘Rawshock’
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- A Poetics of The Naughty
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- Kristin Hannaford: A really interesting re-cap of the symposium. Wish I was there!
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- Emblem: Is the phantasmagoria of north-north-west masked poetic fare suggested here rijidij; or when it comes to it...
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- Five O’Clock at the River (6)
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The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker Simon and Schuster, 2009 Paul Chowder, poet and narrator of Nicholson Baker's novel The Anthologist, is trying to write an introduction to his forthcoming anthology of poetry Only Rhyme. Unfortunately, he is unable to say …
New European Poets edited by Kevin Prufer and Wayne Miller
Graywolf Press, 2008
The editors of New European Poets have made their intentions quite clear. They aim to reinvigorate the transatlantic conversation between American and European poets. Such an ambitious task is not without compromise. In order to achieve their aim, the editors have had to set some constraints, some they admit are arbitrary. The final anthology then is one that sparkles with the brilliance of many poems, but which can only hint at the broader context from which they emerged.
I. all over again the crescent curve of his back written on your lips II. he'd idle behind spilling over glistening stones sometimes, not enough III. someone imagined him inside the shell of a car it looks nothing …
From the Interior: Poems 1995-2005 by Petr Borkovec
Seren Books, 2008
Petr Borkovec has been referred to as the leading poet in the next generation of Czech poets. But who are this next generation? How do they relate to the old? And what is Borkovec's place among them? The most general answer to the first two questions, which the translator Justin Quinn addresses in his insightful introduction to From the Interior: Poems 1995-2005, is that Borkovec differentiates himself from earlier poets in that he is not obviously political. There are 'no oblique parodies, no message-in-the bottle ironies'. Without a totalitarian regime to strike against, Borkovec's imagination and language, at least as it is represented in this collection, weave through the quotidian: train rides, new apartments, wildlife and natural scenes; and it is in these seemingly light topics that Borkovec's artistry as a poet takes flight.
I didn't mean to be an artwork,
The Best Australian Poems 2008 edited by Peter Rose Black Inc., 2008 When an anthology purports to represent the best poetry of a time or region, it's fair to assume someone will question the validity of its publication. 'On what …
We Will Disappear by David Prater papertiger media, 2007 Our Life is a Box. / Prayers Without a God by MTC Cronin papertiger media, 2007 It would be unfair to David Prater and MTC Cronin to construct some tenuous link …