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Produce Wagon

by Matt Sutherland

In the best of poetry—unmistakably present and resonant to the reader—we find the physical embodiment of wordcraft: sound, rhythm, music. What Roy Scheele creates on the page is poetry’s equivalent to the enlightenment of the... Read More

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None of This Belongs to Me

by Matt Sutherland

A new poet commands spontaneous attention. What never existed is suddenly, irrevocably secured between Ellie Sawatzky and reader because of the power of her work. This debut collection follows Sawatzky’s receipt of the CV2’s 2017... Read More

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A Man with a Rake

by Matt Sutherland

We can convince ourselves that we know Midwestern soil, a stream bank, the stillness of a cedar fence post, but Ted Kooser shows otherwise in this collection of eighteen poems, his fifteenth collection. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner,... Read More

Book Review

Trickster Academy

by Matt Sutherland

With wry humor moistening the margins of her poems, Jenny Davis showcases how her Indigenous people have become experts in sorrow and seethe. Director of the American Indian Studies Program and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Davis is... Read More

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Jordemoder

by Matt Sutherland

Introducing something precious to the world is hallowed work, and we imagine Ingrid Andersson derives slightly more pleasure from fulfilling her midwife duties than those of a poet. Her study of German, Swedish, French, and English... Read More

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Say What You Will

by Matt Sutherland

Some twinkles transcend the page; Len Krisak will stop at nothing to roll your eyes, jelly your belly, and lift your better spirits. With degrees from the University of Michigan and Brandeis University, Krisak spent thirty-five years... Read More

Book Review

All the Names Given

by Matt Sutherland

If the ability to hold two opposing thoughts at the same time and still function is a sign of intellect, what are we to make of Raymond Antrobus’s depth of awareness, originality, and empathy—all turned inside out and refracted into... Read More

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The Girl Singer

by Matt Sutherland

Poetry is always looking for voices from the wilderness, and with her country music cool, Southeastern Kentucky’s Marianne Worthington is a fitting, masterful voice for Appalachia. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX,... Read More

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