Friday, December 30, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

best of 2016: CD WRIGHT'S THE POET, THE LION, TALKING PICTURES, EL FAROLITO, A WEDDING IN ST. ROCH, THE BIG BOX STORE, THE WARP IN THE MIRROR, SPRING, MIDNIGHT, FIRE & ALL





The Book That Jane Wrote

Movies, paintings, and books stream through the poet's memory vault.  They are called in "not [to] confuse reality but illumine it."  Perhaps to contribute a few cues--how to live, how to endure.  Poetry's privileged perch is not stable.  "Poetry is speech by someone who is in trouble," is one poet's definition.  There are more elegant definitions, but this one points to its primal aspect.  Experience need not be assimilated.  Art need not be separated.  The poet would bid Virginia Woolf rise out of the Ouse emptying the stones from her pockets.  She would that artists endure.


Monday, December 5, 2016

best of 2016: pele turns 20. gladys save a place for me on your grapevine.


get this! out from horse less press!

Missing Slides, Stephen Danos
Stephen Danos is the author of the chapbooks Missing Slides (Horse Less Press 2016), DO NOT WANT (alice blue books 2015), and Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books 2012). He is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Pinwheel, an online publisher of poetry, artwork, and photography. He lives in Seattle.

best of 2016