Articles by: B. Lussier
Brandon Lussier's poems and translations have been published in Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. A former Fulbright Scholar and NEA fellow for literary translation, he works at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

“Perfume Bottles Momentarily Unstopped”: A Perspective on Two Collections of Interviews

“Perfume Bottles Momentarily Unstopped”: A Perspective on Two Collections of Interviews

One hopes that in this new age, interviewers and editors continue to value the in-person, in-home interview, though they are out of vogue and more difficult to schedule and execute.     Tony Leuzzi’s Passwords Primeval: American Poets in Their Own Words (BOA Editions, NY 2012) is a collection of interviews with a wide range of poets (Dorianne Laux, Gary […]

Carson at AWP 2013

Anne Carson & Lucie Brock-Broido at AWP 2013

The following are notations and excerpts from the closing reading of the 2013 Associated Writers and Writing Programs conference. From Jennifer Benka’s introduction of Anne Carson: Benka quoted Carson as saying, “I never find it possible to think without thinking of myself thinking.” From Anne Carson’s reading: Carson first read selections from her series “Life of Towns” (originally published in […]

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 […]

Comic: The Nudist of Bath

Comic: The Nudist of Bath

An Interview with Poet & Artist Bianca Stone

An Interview with Poet & Artist Bianca Stone

It’s just what Stein was talking about: letting images (just as words) go where they want. It’s about allowing imagination into your process.   Bianca Stone is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With HIs Needlework (Argos Books). She is also illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her […]

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 […]

Artwork by Bianca Stone

Anne Carson’s Tragedy-in-Translation: Antigonick

There are things other than red string that might disorient the reader of Antigonick. The Meta-textual introduction of Eurydice, for example . . . Anne Carson’s Antigonick* is a colorful riff on Sophocles’ Antigone, and the poet’s fourth book of tragedy-in-translation.  If we separate the elements that make the book uniquely Carson, we don’t find much that she hasn’t done before. […]

“Three Poems” Presents: Garth Greenwell

“Three Poems” Presents: Garth Greenwell

We recently discovered Three Poems, a video project by Max Freeman of Unusually Fine, a New York-based photography studio. The first video in the series presents poet and novelist Garth Greenwell, who we are in the process of interviewing.  Whether writing poetry or fiction, he has a voice all his own — utterly contemporary, yet oddly timeless.  Greenwell’s poems have […]

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Dimiter Kenarov: The Goat

Dimiter Kenarov: The Goat

“Milking her, I had to watch out for her dung. On occasion, lost in some metaphor, I wouldn’t notice how her anus opened like an eye and beads of obsidian rolled out from inside: large black tears in the warm milk. Bitter sugar. At first I was mad . . . .”   From Dimiter Kenarov’s, “The Goat,” these lines […]

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Walt Whitman

Poets with Animals on Them for No Reason: Walt Whitman

This Week: Celebrating One Year of Publishing!

This Week: Celebrating One Year of Publishing!

Update: the week may have ended, but we will continue to celebrate the incredible world of poetry!   —   This week, to celebrate our first year of publishing, we’ll be drawing attention to some of our favorite poems and poets by posting po-chops (“poetry chops”–incredible lines from poems, along with our explanations of what makes them great), comics, and […]