• November 4, 2013    

    The Body By Dexter L. Booth They split the hog down the middle. It was cold and raining, I remember the steam and the knife and the squeal and how they all left the body like a ghost. They lasted … Continue reading

  • September 30, 2013    

    Poet Gregory Orr rhapsodizes on a theme he has explored for nearly a decade: the “beloved,” the things we love. Of course, what we love can change over time, he says. “It can make you crazy by … shifting from one thing to another and yet, of course, that’s also dazzling,” he told the PBS NewsHour. The untitled poem from Orr’s latest collection, “River Inside the River” continues a sequence of poems on that theme.
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  • September 16, 2013   BY  

    Meena Alexander reads a poem, “Experimental Geography,” from her soon to be published collection, “Birthplace with Buried Stones.” Alexander is an English professor at the City University of New York and teaches at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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  • April 22, 2013    

    Dara Wier is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including “You Good Thing” (Wave Books, 2013), “Remnants of Hannah” (Wave Books, 2006) and “Reverse Rapture” (Verse Press, 2005). She is on the permanent faculty in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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  • April 8, 2013    

    Jay Baron Nicorvo’s poetry, fiction, nonfiction and criticism have appeared in The Literary Review, Guernica, The Iowa Review and The Believer. He teaches at Western Michigan University. His book “Deadbeat” was published last year by Four Way Books.
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  • January 7, 2013    

    James Arthur is the author of “Charms Against Lightning,” a debut poetry collection published by Copper Canyon Press in October. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, a residency at the Amy Clampitt House and a Discovery/The Nation Prize.
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  • December 10, 2012    

    Sally Keith is the author of three collections of poetry: “The Fact of the Matter” (2012, Milkweed Editions); “Design,” winner of the 2000 Colorado Prize for Poetry; and “Dwelling Song,” winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series competition. She teaches at George Mason University and lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • November 5, 2012    

    Hoa Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, “As Long As Trees Last,” in September 2012.
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  • October 29, 2012    

    Nick Norwood’s third full volume of poems, “Gravel and Hawk,” won the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry and was published by Ohio University Press in April 2012. His other books are “A Palace for the Heart” (2004), “The Soft Blare” (2003) and “Wrestle” (2007). He teaches creative writing at Columbus State University in Georgia.
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  • October 15, 2012    

    Sharon Olds is the author of several books of poetry, including “The Dead and the Living,” winner of the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award; “The Unswept Room,” a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “Stag’s Leap,” which was published this year. She teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University.
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