Upon the Tongue
by Gary Fincke • from Alaska Quarterly Review
Gary Fincke is the author of the poetry collection The History of Permanence (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011).
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Henri Cole on Paris.
Sarah Maguire's Almost the Equinox reviewed by Kate Kellaway.
Ted Kooser presents Debra Marquart's "Traveling with Guitar."
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Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life, by Jonathan Bate, reviewed by Martin Rubin.
Saudi court sentences poet to death.
David Biespiel continues his sequence of autobiographical portraits on his early education as a poet.
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