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"I adored him but I loved being alone and writing and resented his impending presence and I couldn’t wait for him to come back so that I wouldn’t have so much room to decide what to do." Catherine Wagner • Bookslut
"In a perfect world... you would see people in the outdoor cafes along Upper Broadway reading [Wetzsteon's] third collection... the way pilgrims to Greenwich Village carry Scott Fitzgerald or Edna St. Vincent Millay." Adam Kirsch on Thom Satterlee and Rachel Wetzsteon • Contemporary Poetry Review
"Unexpected, unexposed avant-garde roots among many contemporary Canadian poets... just might signal a paradoxical return to the 'new.'"Triny Finlay • Arc
"I prefer the harrowing poems of [Jane] Kenyon's illness and death." David Hamilton on Donald Hall • Iowa Review
"Urban middle class cosmopolitan world peoples of all races have become speedy and rude." Gary Snyder • The Guardian
"How an individual poet constructs an audience, let alone a career, is fundamentally different today." Ron Silliman on critical anthologies • Silliman's Blog
"Cole has few illusions about 'tolerance' in either society, and he declines to idealize the Jewish experience even in Muslim Spain." Harold Bloom on The Dream of the Poem • New York Review of Books
"MI5 was also hard at work trying to identify Auden's 'younger brother,' a mythical figure." Edward Mendelson on Auden, Burgess and MI5 • Auden Society
"The thrill of reading Les Murray is seeing how the heart that feels will catch up with the eye that sees." Dan Chiasson • The New Yorker
"What would you call his feeling for the words/ That keep him rich and orphaned and beloved?" William Meredith, 1919-2007 • New York Times

New poems

Mary Jo Bang Jacket

Mary Austin Speaker Fail Better

Anthony Hawley Shearsman

Kim Addonizio Threepenny Review

Kate Schapira No Tell Motel

Gary Fincke Ploughshares

Andrew Seguin Boston Review

Mathias Svalina Seconds


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