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December 2012

November 2012

The Sunday Poem : Anzhelina Polonskaya, Translated by Andrew Wachtel

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:12+00:00 11.17.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Anzhelina Polonskaya   I first met Russian poet Anzhelina Polonskaya several years ago at the MacDowell Colony, where many of the poems in her new collection, Paul Klee’s Boat, were written. While in New Hampshire, Anzhelina graciously offered to share her work at a local poetry event. She [...]

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The Sunday Poem : Bruce Snider

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:15+00:00 11.10.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Poet Bruce Snider   Bruce Snider's latest poetry collection, Paradise, Indiana, is a book steeped in place, from Midwestern farms, to taxidermy conventions, to interstates dotted with roadkill, to the Pick 'N Save, where the narrator's grandmother shoplifts. Reading the collection sequentially, a moving narrative unfolds about adolescent love and [...]

The Sunday Poem : Martha Collins

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:17+00:00 11.04.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

  Poet Martha Collins (Photo by Doug Macomber)   As a five-year-old boy, Martha Collins' father sold fruit in front of the Blue Front Restaurant in Cairo, Illinois. One November day in 1909, he was lifted onto a relative's shoulders to watch a bloodthirsty mob of 10,000 people kill [...]

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October 2012

The Sunday Poem : John Yau

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:23+00:00 10.06.12|The Sunday Poem, Words|

      Poet, art critic, and curator John Yau was born in Lynn, Massachusetts to Chinese emigrants. Like a painter obsessed with the physicality of paint, Yau takes pleasure in words as words. His poetry is playful, surprising, and pushes the limits of language. “I do not speculate about ceaseless [...]

September 2012

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