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My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 10, 2013: 1. Anne Carson, Red Doc> (Knopf). Favorite Line: “The moonlit / ironing boards / grandstanding like steeds.” 2. Brandon Shimoda, Portuguese (Tin House Books & Octopus Books) Favorite Line: “Children were following my retarded stepbrother around the fields” 3. Dara Wier, You Good Thing (Wave Books). Favorite [...] by

Barry Schwabsky Hits the Ground Running at Hyperallergic May 14, 2013: Hyperallergians, fear not! Barry Schwabsky has reigned-in the poetry for this weekend's installment of the epic arts and culture newsletter. Check this: Ezra Pound said poetry was news that stays news. I thought that in gathering some notes on poetry I’ve read this year I’d bring a bit of news and only after doing so realized to what [...] by

Octopus Books and Tin House Join Forces December 14, 2012: Remember last month when we announced the mutual buy-out between Octopus Books and Poor Claudia? Well, looks like Octopus Books has its sticky tentacles in more than one tryst! Tin House and Octopus Books are joining forces and embarking on a new collaborative series of poetry books. Here's how Matthew Dickman, poetry editor at Tin House [...] by

Brandon Shimoda’s The Girl Without Arms December 10, 2012: Leif Haven, writing for HTMLGiant, reviews Brandon Shimoda's 2011 book, The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean). Haven notes that "the syntax itself is surreal." More: Sometimes The Girl Without Arms feels like a poetry devoid of people. Like it sprung from the earth elementally, without being crafted by anyone or like it’s what’s left [...] by

A Closer Look at Fence’s Summer 2012 Issue November 12, 2012: It's not often we see journal reviews. But hey! Just in time for their Theatrical Evening with Denis Johnson is a looksee at Fence's summer issue, over at The Review Review. Writer Steve Karas avoids the term "experimental," preferring instead to note that "each poem seems free to roam as it would like, unbound by parameters." [...] by

Brandon Shimoda & Taiwanese Students Video-Chat Dorothea Lasky and Heather Christle June 27, 2012: Wow: Poet Brandon Shimoda recently interviewed, with the help of a group of Tawainese students, Dorothea Lasky and Heather Christle, who are in Florence, Italy, and Stonington, Connecticut, respectively. "I think both Heather and Dottie were visiting us from haunted locations, though the nature of each location’s being haunted was not [...] by