by Anders Carlson-Wee • from Dynamite • Bull City Press
Anders Carlson-Wee is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, New England Review, Narrative, AGNI, Best New Poets, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading series.
“You’ll wish you knew the birdcall for this book’s kind of danger—the danger of beauty, the danger of change.” (Traci Brimhall)
"The great subject of the poetry of Sweden's Tomas Tranströmer —it sometimes seems as though it is his only subject—is liminality. He is a poet almost helplessly drawn to enter and inhabit those in-between states that form the borderlines between waking and sleeping, the conscious and the unconscious, ecstasy and terror, the public self and the interior self."
—David Wojahn MORE
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April is on the way and, as always during Poetry Month and our annual fund drive, we've asked 20 past PD poets (including Adrian Matejka, Jennifer Barber, Vanesha Pravin, and Gibbons Ruark, pictured here) to select poems to be delivered to you by e-mail (and in our archive) on Monday through Friday of each week in April — their favorites from among The Greats — and to add their comments on the poems.
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And in the meantime, if you missed last year's feature, have a look at last year's picks...
- Rachel Hadas
- Cameron Awkward-Rich
- Anders Carlson-Wee
- Diane Lockward
- Karen Leona Anderson
- Benjamin Johnson and Erika Jo Brown
- Daniel Cross Turner and William Wright
- John Matthias
- Heather Derr-Smith
- Patrick Rosal
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Andrew McCulloch introduces Bertolt Brecht's "In Dante’s Hell," translated by Jamie McKendrick.
Leah Mirakhor interviews Robin Coste Lewis.
The University of Pittsburgh founds a Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.
Peter Schjeldahl reviews The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens, by Paul Mariani.
Ted Kooser presents Don Welch's "With Spring In Our Flesh."
Carol Rumens introduces Tony Conran's "Jasper."
C. D. Wright's Shallcross reviewed by Craig Morgan Teicher. MORE