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The Lyrical Nuance of Lynn Xu’s Debts & Lessons January 14, 2014: Lynn Xu's debut collection, Debts & Lessons, is reviewed by the trusty rob mclennan at Galatea Resurrects. In it, "Xu composes poems of heartfelt, gentle knowing and small complexities unfurled, exploring the distances and the connections between speech, language and being." More: Xu writes out a number of ghosts, and explores the [...] by

Life A Nanaimo Manual: On Peter Culley’s Parkway December 10, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78321" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo by Peter Culley.[/caption] Nanaimo, Canada–based poet (slash incredible photographer) Peter Culley has published the final book in his "Hammertown" trilogy, and it's called Parkway (New Star Books 2013). Reviewing it at his blog, rob mclennan notes Culley's crediting of the [...] by

Holding Hands With Eileen Myles + Seven Queer Poets’ Poems You Should Read November 18, 2013: The Advocate has a great feature up today. "7 Queer Poets You Should Know" comes on the heels of Richard Blanco's newest book publication (For All of Us, One Today, released this week). While Blanco consciously steered away from controversy in “One Today” [at the inauguration] (“My selection was enough of a statement,” he [...] by

Beneath the Surface: The Catenary Press October 9, 2013: The rob mclennan interview lamp is set on The Catenary Press, based in Iowa City and Walla Walla, WA. Editors Daniel Poppick and Rob Schlegel talk about the small press, which is doing quite well for a small press, in fact, having had its chapbooks written up in Boston Review and The Kenyon Review. They also seem to love their authors. More [...] by

‘Ugh, It’s A Long Wait’: D.J. Dolack on Writing and Castles of Hipness October 3, 2013: A hot tip from Black Ocean Publishers lead us to this cool and timely Q+A with Black Ocean author, D.J. Dolack. We found this part of the interview particularly compelling: 5 - Are public readings part of or counter to your creative process? Are you the sort of writer who enjoys doing readings? I definitely don’t think about reading [...] by

Small Press Questions for Kenning Editions’s Patrick Durgin August 27, 2013: On rob mclennan's blog this week: a great interview with Kenning Editions' Patrick Durgin. Durgin, as you may know, is a poet, editor, professor, and Hannah Weiner expert, having brought us the indispensable Open House as well as The Early and Clairvoyant Journals of Hannah Weiner. mclennan and Durgin talk about Kenning's editorial process, [...] by

A Few Minutes with Mark Tardi July 22, 2013: rob mclennan recently posted an informative interview with Chicago-based poet Mark Tardi on his blog. Tardi, who penned Euclid Shudders and the newly released Airport music in addition to an essay in the recently released volume Theory That Matters: What Practice After Theory, has a lot to offer on staying afloat despite rejection: I [...] by

Entire Worlds Hidden in Hailey Higdon’s [PACKING] July 17, 2013: Rob Mclennan's notes on poetry for mid-July include writing on Hailey Higdon's recent chapbook, [PACKING] (Bloof Books 2012), which we also admire: ...From publishing collective Bloof Books comes Hailey Higdon’s [PACKING], a small chapbook produced in a numbered edition of one hundred copies. Any Day Bill any day now remind me any day [...] by

‘sharp sniffs of snow in complex air’: Karen Garthe’s 12 or 20 December 21, 2012: Karen Garthe, author most recently of The Banjo Clock, answered Rob McLennan's 12 or 20 questions over at his blog. Here's a few of them. Make the jump for the rest: 4 - Where does a poem usually begin for you? Are you an author of short pieces that end up combining into a larger project, or are you working on a "book" from the very [...] by

rob mclennan Gets Poetic on Twitter August 22, 2012: For a handful of modern poets, Twitter's 140 character maximum doesn't seem like a limit, but rather a form of boundless possibility. Poet rob mclennan recently posted a humorous little essay on Twitter to his blog, including a stream of tweets inspired by the Daily Show. For example: 17 perfect clones of Winston Churchill exist, but chose [...] by