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Korea

by Matt Sutherland

The aftermath of the bloodbath that was World War II did not leave any of the victorious states much reason to be jubilant. Scarred and wary of each other, Russia, China, and the United States all maneuvered geopolitically to advance... Read More

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No Brother, This Storm

by Matt Sutherland

Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Jack B. Bedell as Louisiana’s poet laureate in 2017; if that decision is reflective of all of his others during his time in office, he’ll go down in history as one of Louisiana’s best. This... Read More

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Sunday out of Nowhere

by Matt Sutherland

Sit next to me, Brian Swann. Be my companion. I sense in you what’s missing from my life: a voice of reason, tranquility, unmistakable originality. The author of all manner of work—anthologies of Native American literature,... Read More

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Green Hill

by Matt Sutherland

Something thoughtful this way comes—sensible, humble, and historically grounded. Lorna Knowles Blake’s "Green Hill" is reassurance of the poet’s essential duty to speak plainly and truthfully. Now the author of two collections... Read More

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Blue Mistaken for Sky

by Matt Sutherland

When a poem causes you a wince of discomfort, chances are that it’s the poet who let down her defenses and revealed a psychic wound. Such vulnerability is powerful. You feel for the poet, and such feelings are what make us best as... Read More

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