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Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye Reviewed at The Rumpus March 20, 2013: We were happy to see that Paisley Rekdal was awarded the University of North Texas’s Rilke Prize earlier this month. And we're excited to see folks are talking about her new collection Animal Eye. Trista Edwards offers some thoughts on the volume over at The Rumpus, writing: There is, indeed, a presence extremely primal about this [...] by

Camille Guthrie’s Articulated Lair Featured in The Rumpus March 19, 2013: Camille Guthrie's most recent book, Articulated Lair: Poems for Louise Bourgeois, was recently featured in the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. When describing why she chose Guthrie's book, book club board member Camille Dungy writes that she enjoys Guthrie's work as much for what it leaves out as what it includes. One of the things I admire most [...] by

Mary Ruefle’s Elegant ‘Lectures I Will Never Give’ at The Rumpus March 15, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62743" align="alignright" width="500"] Käthe Kollwitz[/caption] The Rumpus has a great piece up by poet and essayist Mary Ruefle called "Lectures I Will Never Give"--it is, of course, an excerpt from her book of essays Madness, Rack, and Honey (Wave Books 2013). Here's a bit of this amazingness: The composer [...] by

Ben Mirov’s Hider Roser Rides On February 21, 2013: Ben Mirov's latest book is still making the review rounds, this time at The Rumpus with Gina Myers. As other reviewers have noted, Mirov's poems work a spell of disorientation; but Myers sees the derangement Hider Roser delivers as ultimately resolving in familiarity with something. Myers begins: The experience of reading Ben Mirov’s [...] by

Dean Young chats with The Rumpus May 5, 2011: Only a little over two weeks after his heart transplant surgery, Dean Young joined The Rumpus Poetry Book Club to chat about his collection Fall Higher. The wide-ranging conversation covered everything from Young's typewriter (a 1955 Remington Quiet-Riter: "Old as me but with a ribbon that’s easier to change."), poem titles and health, to the [...] by

Brian Spears revisits his own exile in first collection of poems March 15, 2011: Knight Arts' Neil de la Flor interviews Brian Spears about his first poetry collection, A Witness in Exile. Spears is the poetry editor of The Rumpus and teaches literature and creative writing at Florida Atlantic University, but he spent the first half of his life as a Jehovah's Witness. In his mid-twenties, he became exiled from his faith and [...] by

Victor Martinez: “I am an American writer” February 26, 2011: Mission Loc@l remembers poet and National Book Award-winning novelist Victor Martinez who passed away earlier this week. Born in Fresno, California, Martinez would prove influential and respected enough among his 11 other siblings to secure his own room to write, yet he told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1996 that the most his high school [...] by