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December 2013

The Sunday Poem: Sophie Cabot Black’s The Exchange

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:24+00:00 12.07.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

(Attributed to) Caravaggio, Sacrifice of Isaac, c. 1598. Oil on canvas 46 in × 68 in. (Photo via Wikimedia courtesy the Piasecka-Johnson Collection, Princeton)   Sophie Cabot Black (Photo by Alexander Black) "For me, the act of writing comes out of query," poet Sophie Cabot Black explains in a recent interview [...]

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November 2013

The Sunday Poem: Miriam Sagan’s Seven Places in America

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:26+00:00 11.23.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

Lisa Elmaleh, Paurotis Palms, Everglades, Florida, silver gelatin print, 2010. On view in the Mythology of Florida exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans through January 5th. (Photo © Lisa Elmaleh via lisaelmaleh.com)   "Miriam Sagan's Seven Places is a lovely collection of verbal souvenirs, resonant snapshots plumbing [...]

The Sunday Poem: Alice Fogel on How to Not “Get” Poetry

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:29+00:00 11.16.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

(Carl Sandburg poetry manuscript photo by Ben Woloszyn via news.illinois.edu)   Alice B. Fogel is poised to become the next Poet Laureate in New Hampshire, following in the footsteps of Donald Hall, Maxine Kumin, Jane Kenyon, Patricia Fargnoli, and others. Governor Maggie Hassan recently appointed Fogel to the five-year position. Fogel’s third book, Be [...]

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October 2013

The Sunday Poem: Bridget Lowe’s At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:34+00:00 10.19.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

Poet Bridget Lowe (Photo by Jennifer Wetzel courtesy the author)   The publication of Bridget Lowe's debut collection, At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013), is a bit of a full-circle moment for Gwarlingo. Bridget Lowe was one of the first Gwarlingo Sunday Poets, back in the [...]

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The Sunday Poem: Anne Valley-Fox

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:39+00:00 10.05.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

Poet Anne Valley-Fox in Oaxaca, Mexico (Photo courtesy the author) "A poet makes everything up, including one’s job description," says Anne Valley-Fox. "My job: to retrieve rejected or edgy bits of inner material and put them together in ways that illuminate and provoke. My poems seek connections, complications, and [...]

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September 2013

The Sunday Poem: Joshua Beckman’s The Inside of an Apple

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:41+00:00 09.28.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

Writer Joshua Beckman (Photo courtesy of Wave Books)   The poems in Joshua Beckman's new book, The Inside of an Apple (Wave Books, 2013), have all the immediacy of a "V" of geese passing overhead: for a brief moment, everything else falls away. While not technically haiku, Beckman's latest [...]

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The Sunday Poem: Janet Kaplan

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:43+00:00 09.21.13|The Sunday Poem, Words|

Janet Kaplan (Photo by Silvia Sanza)   (Note: This introduction and interview with poet and publisher Janet Kaplan are by Adrienne Brock) While Janet Kaplan has her roots solidly in the New York area, her work reaches into the dirt of both American continents. Born and raised in the [...]

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