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Understanding Jorie Graham

Understanding Jorie Graham

An understanding of Graham’s body of work begins with the Modernists.  A deep understanding requires knowledge of the work of major twentieth century philosophers . . . . This article is intended to provide readers with a basic, accessible understanding of the context in which Jorie Graham writes.  It describes her major influences, focusing on the most prominent philosophy, theory, […]

Quinn Latimer’s Rumored Animals

Quinn Latimer’s Rumored Animals

We could not read any other poet and have the experience that we have reading Latimer. Rumored Animals, winner of the American Poetry Journal book prize and published by Dream Horse Press in 2012, is the first volume by Quinn Latimer, and it positions her as one of a new generation of poets who belongs to no school and obeys […]

Scientific Materialism and Poetics: An Interview with Eleni Sikelianos

Scientific Materialism and Poetics: An Interview with Eleni Sikelianos

I think maybe I’m an animist at heart. I know I’m an animal, and am part of a lineage of animals. I tend to see commonality and exchange between species and beyond (say, rocks and bones) rather than demarcations.   “Language is simply alive, like an organism… Words are the cells of language, moving the great body, on legs. Language […]

D. A. Powell’s Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

D. A. Powell’s Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

The reader feels like a delighted child, listening to a filthy nursery rhyme written by a master of the English language . . .   In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein made it clear that his goal was not to provide a practical guide through philosophy, but rather to “travel over a wide field of thought criss-cross in every direction.” In […]

Chronic by D.A. Powell

Chronic by D.A. Powell

Chronic marks the first time a truly Plathian anger has entered his work   With Chronic, D.A. Powell’s fourth collection of poetry since 1998, the poet introduces a change in tone and syntax that marks a shift in his approach to his subject matter.  Whereas Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails frequently address living with AIDS and specifics of the disease, Chronic […]


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