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Altar for Broken Things

by Matt Sutherland

Acorns, crows, lightning, and sand dollars; crickets and physics and neon-red dyed turkey feather headdresses. Such things deserve attention, but in their plain familiarity, frighten the likes of lesser poets. Deborah A. Miranda sees the... Read More

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a women

by Matt Sutherland

We should all be so aware, so alive, so consequential, so Vanessa Roveto. Language is no match, so she leaves it behind in a rush to explore what it means to be her. We’ll call it poetry until she comes up with a better word. The... Read More

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Wound from the Mouth of a Wound

by Matt Sutherland

Interesting to note exactly who picks up the poetry pen. What life experience, what event, led to the decision? And did the poet even have a choice, or was poetry the last, best way to express what they knew hadn’t been expressed... Read More

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In Code

by Matt Sutherland

The politics of the times cry out for a poet of the political process. Maryann Corbett’s thirty-four years working for the Minnesota legislature—helping to make government more of the people than by the attorneys—steeps her poetry... Read More

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The Marble Bed

by Matt Sutherland

She is the author of eight collections of poetry and a memoir, and the long arc of Grace Schulman’s stellar writing career reminds us of the labor involved in a single poem, never finished, still in need of a little fiddling. A member... Read More

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The Dark Library

by Meg Nola

Cyrille Martinez’s clever and incisive novel "The Dark Library" creates a surreal microuniverse of books, manuscripts, readers, librarians, and historians. In the Great Library, neglected works are becoming resentful and anguished.... Read More

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Reality, Curated

by Rachel Jagareski

Valentina Loffredo’s "Reality, Curated", with photographs from her exhibition series As For Me, I’m Very Little, is dominated by bold colors and patterns. Its entries invite closer examination and interpretations of their subtle... Read More

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