Horse, Alone, November
by Joyce Peseroff • from Know Thyself • Carnegie Mellon University Press
Joyce Peseroff is the author of five books of poems and editor of three additional collections.
"Joyce Peseroff brings up together with down as the human psyche does—and as poetry must do to be true and beautiful together." (Donald Hall)
Final judge: Brenda Shaughnessy
"A mysterious quickening inhabits the depths of any good poem— protean, elusive, alive in its own right. The word 'creative' shares its etymology with the word "creature," and carries a similar sense of breathing aliveness, of an active, fine-grained, and multicellular making. What is creative is rooted in growth and rising, in the bringing into existence of new and autonomous being. We feel something stir, shiver, swim its way into the world when a good poem opens its eyes. Poetry's work is not simply the recording of inner or outer perception; it makes by words and music new possibilities of perceiving. Distinctive realms appear to us when we look and hear by poem-light. And these realms clearly are needed—there is no human culture that does not have its songs and poems."
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The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All, by C. D. Wright, reviewed by Daisy Fried.
The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems, by Larry Levis, edited by David St. John, reviewed by Davide Biespiel.
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"A Different T. S. Eliot"
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James Crews introduces
C. K. Williams's "The Vigil."
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Ashraf Fayadh's sentence altered to 8 Years and 800 lashes.
"How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement"
Ted Kooser presents William Trowbridge's "Long Distance to My Old Coach."
Philip Metres on The University of Akron Series in Poetry.
Ezra Pound: Poet Volume 3 The Tragic Years 1939-1972, by A. David Moody, reviewed by Denis Donoghue. MORE