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The Theater of Night

by Keya Kraft

One poem in this collection, titled “The Dreams That Cried,” begins: “Things become other things, she said. / It’s what’s inside them, I guess.” The poem’s narrator ponders the strangeness of folklore and the stories that... Read More

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The Trespasser

by Keya Kraft

When Sebastian Bryant arrives at the end of a winding road in the mountains of Kentucky looking for the ideal photograph, Hesketh Day asks him if he has come to “show everybody how sorry it is.” The encounter highlights the tension... Read More

Book Review

Beloved Idea

by Keya Kraft

Disentangling the complicated intersections of faith and American identity drive the progression of the twenty-three poems that make up "Beloved Idea". The 2003 winner of the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize, this is Killough’s... Read More

Book Review

Walk On, Bright Boy

by Keya Kraft

The Spanish Inquisition, which instituted mass conversions of Jews to Catholicism and the expulsion of the Moors, was only reluctantly endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church. Instead, it was largely a political maneuver by Ferdinand V and... Read More

Book Review

Loss of Innocence

by Keya Kraft

It is a little known fact of the French Revolution that a team of Americans plotted with members of the French ancièn regime to relocate the French monarchy to Azilum, a secret town located on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.... Read More

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In Pieces

by Keya Kraft

For more than a century, being modern has been understood to mean suffering under a fragmented consciousness, unable to fully narrate experience. This anthology celebrates the fragment in a collection of pieces by thirty-seven different... Read More

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