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September 2013

The Sunday Poem: Michel Butor Translated by Jeffrey Gross

By |09.15.13|

 

 

According to The New York Review of Books, only 3 to 5 percent of books published in the U.S. are translations. Whether this is the result of American isolationism, or commercial practicalities is a subject for debate, but it’s hard […]

The Sunday Poem: Beth Copeland’s Transcendental Telemarketer

By |09.07.13|

 

The poems in Beth Copeland’s Transcendental Telemarketer evoke a range of emotions and places. They’re colorful and playful, but also rich in meaning.

Copeland writes about the Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Hokusai’s “great wave,” and Japanese typhoons, but also Buddhist scrolls, Christian […]

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August 2013

The Sunday Poem: Jim Harrison’s Songs of Unreason

By |08.25.13|

 

What a pleasure to have writer Jim Harrison re-launching Gwarlingo’s Sunday Poem series this weekend.

Harrison’s poetry, fiction, and essays pack a visceral punch. His writing is steeped in the senses, in nature, and the American landscape’s violent history of bloodshed. […]

July 2013

The Sunday Poem : Diane Gilliam Explores the Mine Wars of West Virginia

By |07.13.13|

 

It’s rare for a book of poetry to have the same narrative tension and sense of place as a novel. But it’s a testament to Diane Gilliam’s poetic imagination that she is able to capture the 1920-1921 mine wars of […]

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June 2013

The Sunday Poem : Geoffrey Nutter

By |06.29.13|

 

 

The epigraph that opens Geoffrey Nutter’s new collection, The Rose of January, (Wave Books, 2013), is from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Lettuce, apple, or melon, in season—so long as it is good….When their hour is past do not try to move the hand […]

The Sunday Poem : Patricia Smith

By |06.22.13|

 

 

What was your least favorite age? For many of us, 13 stands out as a particularly hellacious year. Today’s Sunday Poem “13 Ways of Looking at 13” by writer and performer Patricia Smith takes us back to those early, tormented […]

The Sunday Poem : Nancy Simpson

By |06.15.13|

 

 

Note: This introduction is a guest post by Kathryn Stripling Byer, a writer who has also been featured as a Gwarlingo Sunday Poet. Kathryn’s essay appears in Nancy Simpson’s Living Above the Frost Line: New and Selected Poems from Carolina […]

The Sunday Poem : Gregory Orr’s River Inside the River

By |06.07.13|

 

With his new book, River Inside the River: Poems, Gregory Orr set a high bar for himself. His intention: to write three lengthy pieces that combine the intensity of lyric poetry with the thematic scope of narrative and myth. Fortunately, […]

The Sunday Poem : Hyesim Translated by Ian Haight & T’ae-yong Ho

By |06.01.13|

 

 

 

Chin’gak Kuksa Hyesim was the first Zen Master dedicated to poetry in Korea. As translator Ian Haight explains in his introduction to Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim (White Pine Press, 2012), the tradition of Zen Buddhist poetry […]

May 2013

The Sunday Poem : James Crews

By |05.18.13|

 

James Crews’ latest collection, The Book of What Stays, is full of evocative landscapes and secret lives. There is the old woman in Chernobyl who refuses to leave her home and the bent, one-eyed swallows. There is ice fishing with […]