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Andrew Zawacki’s Videotape Reviewed at HTMLGiant January 20, 2014: Warping back into the past (last week), Will Vincent reviews Andrew Zawacki's latest collection Videotape—and oh boy what a riveting read it is (book and review both). Vincent situates Videotape in that nebulous, fertile poetry- "genre" known as science fiction poetry, spending the first 1/3 of the review delineating recent activity in the [...] by

Michael Davidson’s Bleed Through Reviewed at HTMLGiant December 25, 2013: A book that coulda/shoulda made our favorite books of 2013, CJ Morello gives Michael Davidson's Bleed Through the royal treatment over at HTMLGiant. Morello locates Davidson's poetry in the Language family, articulating those family resemblances but also seeing where the work exceeds the label. Davidson is well aware of a kind of [...] by

Visionary State of Mind: Tracey McTague’s Super Natural December 12, 2013: Marthe Reed reviews Tracey McTague's first book, Super Natural (Trembling Pillow Press 2013) for HTMLGIANT: "This playful, satiric collection explicitly samples its sources in folklore, myth, and history, even as its subjects are the quotidian world of war, environmental collapse, sex, and children, 'replete with nudie magazines / tarot cards, [...] by

‘These Sentences are getting more complicated in this poem’: Leslie Allison Reviews Cecilia Corrigan’s True Beige November 27, 2013: Posted up yesterday at HtmlGiant is a review of Cecilia Corrigan's latest chappie, True Beige (Trafficker Press, 2013). And what an intriguing work, what with pronoun-folds and meta-self-reflexivity, yowzers! Allison guides us into the thicket: Don’t call me ‘you,’ me!, Cecilia Corrigan commands herself in a startling line from [...] by

Wool Will Never Have to Dye: On Nate Klug’s Rude Woods November 11, 2013: We were fortunate enough to hear Nate Klug read from Rude Woods (The Song Cave 2013)--his translations of Virgil's Eclogues--the other night at Berl's Poetry Shop. Should he be doing the same in your neck of the woods, we highly suggest you go. W.R. Johnson has it right in his introduction: “Klug has devised a conversational idiom that [...] by

Chris Tysh Does Jean Genet, Adding Further Restraint October 22, 2013: Chris Tysh's Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic (Les Figues Press 2013) is reviewed by Josh Coblentz at HTMLGIANT. Coblentz writes of the "bold task of versifying Jean Genet's hallucinatory first novel": As the second installment of her three part project titled Hotel des Archives, Chris Tysh took up the bold task of versifying Jean [...] by

Felix Bernstein’s Felt Essay on Vanessa Place’s ‘Zombie Poetry’ Manifesto September 30, 2013: Felix Bernstein has penned an original for HTMLGIANT, writing on Vanessa Place, Slavoj Žižek, Trisha Low, "and more." To the point, Bernstein responds to "Zombie Poetry," an essay by Place published last week on Jacket2 ("There is no ‘I’ in team. But there is a ‘me,’ bitches"). Bernstein: "And so it is only human (in the ‘living [...] by

Eyeful: Kim Hyesoon’s Poetics & Poetry Hinging the Spirit’s Experience September 19, 2013: Tim VanDyke writes about the poetics and work of Kim Hyesoon for HTMLGIANT, noting that her "poetry and poetics have mainly been discussed in terms of the grotesque, but they also hover around questions regarding the experience and performance of spirit." You had us at spirit. More: I see the ek-static as the experience of spirit, and [...] by

Visual & Aural Fix on Laura Elrick’s Propogation September 10, 2013: Laura Elrick's recent book, Propagation (Kenning Editions 2012), gets a deserving review at HTMLGIANT. Nicholas Grider writes that the seemingly quiet poems are in fact "loud shouts and angry jokes, raucous and just as ready to hit you as to be read." He adds, "And this is a good thing during a manufactured crisis in poetry having to do with [...] by

Shin Yu Pai’s Telescopic Aux Arcs August 2, 2013: Rauan Klassnik interviews Shin Yu Pai for the fifth round of the Seattle Author Spotlight at HTMLGIANT. The two discuss her new book, Aux Arcs (La Alameda Press 2013), as well as the effects a city, other writers, and visual art (she's also a photographer) might have on her work. There's also some good sampling. Morsel: RK: Do you have [...] by