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“What does the world hate more / than women / in public?” – on Elaine Kahn’s new collection

Elaine Kahn‘s recent release in the City Lights Spotlight Series, profiling innovative contemporary poetry, is Women in Public. The book explores the constructs and complications of identity through the consumption of commodity and of the body, and the war simultaneously … Continue reading

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Poetry on a Monday Reviews: Beast Feast by Cody-Rose Clevidence

By Jackson Meazle I first read Cody-Rose Clevidence‘s poems in the esoteric handmade magazine Bestoned. This little string-bound pamphlet proved the Arkansas Ozarks still nurtured a range of quality poets. Then I had in my hand a book published by … Continue reading

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Review: Thing Music by Anthony McCann

by Jackson Meazle Anthony’s McCann’s newest book, Thing Music (Wave Books, 2014), gets one thinking about the practice of poetry again. He says in the acknowledgments that his book is “traversed” by John’s Ashbery’s work, and that may be the … Continue reading

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Review: The Living Method by Sara Nicholson

by Jackson Meazle Sara Nicholson‘s debut, The Living Method (The Song Cave, 2014), doesn’t cease to amuse or elude me. The poem’s movement from one image-thought to the next possesses an air of elated mystery. Like Rilke’s vertigo, her vision … Continue reading

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