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"... I'm not a theorist. So I really don't have theories, which means I kind of invent each poem as I write it. Not always true. Too many times I'm imitating myself, and I get crap; but I think when the poems are interesting to me, they surprise me."—Philip Levine interviewed by Ahren Warner, Honouring the Human
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"... it has been a real life-saver for me personally."
Jenny Morrison talks with Scotland's outgoing Makar, Liz Lochhead. (Scottish Daily Record)
• Vicky Allan talks with Liz Lochhead. (Herald Scotland)
"And herein lies poetry’s endurance: determination at the core."
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 New York Times)
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- Flammable Matter, Jacob Victorine (Elixir Press)
- Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson, Lisa Russ Spaar, ed. (University of Virginia Press)
- Widening Income Inequality, Frederick Seidel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling (new in paperback), Carole Satyamurti (W. W. Norton & Company)
- Staying Alive, Laura Sims (Ugly Duckling Presse)
- Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours, Bianca Stone (Pleiades Press)
- Castles and Islands, Joshua Edwards (Liang Editions)
- Burning After Dark, Susan R. Williamson (Tasora Books)
- State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, Alexis Rhone Fancher (KYSO Flash)
- KYSO Flash Anthology of Haibun and Tanka Forms 2015, Clare MacQueen, ed. (KYSO Flash)
- Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur: Boston 1974 to 1983, Doug Holder (Big Table Publishing)
- Sea Summit, Yi Lu, tr. Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Milkweed Editions)
- Steel, Alison Prine (Cider Press Review)
- The Performance of Becoming Human, Daniel Borzutzky (Brooklyn Arts Press)
- The Wilderness Party, A.B. Jackson (Bloodaxe Books)
- Not in This World, Tracey Herd (Bloodaxe Books)
- Considering the Women, Choman Hardi (Bloodaxe Books)
- Selected Poems, Lars Gustafsson (Bloodaxe Books)
- Alternative Values: Poems & Paintings, Frieda Hughes (Bloodaxe Books)
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