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August 2, 2017

I've been enjoying the way Boruch's poems delight & fright.

Evocative on their first read & also resistant to clarity on subsequent reads -- instead of being annoyed, I keep re-reading.

Here's one in particular: It includes the butterfly and the rat, the shit

July 21, 2017

I reviewed Natalie Shapero's Hard Child for the Ploughshares Blog. Check it out here.

July 11, 2017

A 17th century still-life painted by Rachel Ruysch & a Vietnamese poem by Vo Que (translated to English by Fred Marchant & Nyguen Ba Cheung). 

Peaches, grapes, and plums with a dragonfly, snail, caterpillar, moths, and other insects on a stone ledge. Rachel Ruysch,...

June 26, 2017

Perusing the Harvard Bookstore warehouse sale a year ago, I came across this collection of poems by Italian poet, Patrizia Cavalli. I love leafing through these poems. They're mostly small, often funny, often dark, often all at the same time. 

Here's one from the b...

June 21, 2017

A few months ago, Gail Mazur read Elise Partridge (1958-2015) poems at the Blacksmith House that were delightful, amusing, sour. So, I went to look up some more and particularly like this one from the Poetry Foundation. Especially the ending imperative:

Slit open h...

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