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Field Notes for the Self

by Matt Sutherland

If the dream is an Indigenous writer from the far north who’s able to capture his native landscape, spirituality, and ancestral exploitation in sublime poetry, the reality is Randy Lundy. His three earlier collections include Under the... Read More

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Take Nothing

by Matt Sutherland

The poet and the naturalist view wilderness with a different set of lenses, ’tis true, but each discipline is much improved when informed by the other—as proven by Thoreau. Deborah Pope shifts back and forth as the moment calls for,... Read More

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In Accelerated Silence

by Matt Sutherland

As the poet takes her own sweet hold of space-time, the Higgs field, electron clouds, fusion, and dark matter, she tethers the universe’s greatest mysteries to matters of the heart. A recipient of an Artist Trust Grant and a Centrum... Read More

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The Willies

by Matt Sutherland

“Finally, the poem I will not write.” With such an opener, Adam Falkner dares to let go of his debut collection. Most every image and sentiment to follow feels unburdening, like a rebirth. Falkner’s work has appeared on HBO, NBC,... Read More

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You Look Something

by Danielle Ballantyne

Questions of body image, sexuality, family, and racial identity are raised in Jessica Mehta’s novel "You Look Something". When Julia moves from a small community college to a university in Portland, she immerses herself in every... Read More

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