5 Poets in the New England Review

Posted by on 14 05 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

5 Poets in the New England Review: Tomas Q. Morin, Henrietta Goodman, Geri Doran, Theodore Worozbyt, Brendan Grady

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7 poets from The New Criterion

Posted by on 23 04 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

7 poets from The New Criterion: Joseph Coleman , Ben Downing, Michael Shewmaker , A.E. Stallings, David Barber , Amy Glynn Greacen , Richie Hofman

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4 Poets in the New Delta Review

Posted by on 2 04 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

The New Delta Review is a US literary quarterly that has been published in print form by the Louisiana State University since 1984 and is now online. The Review has published the big names in American and international literature, but the poetry in recent years seems somewhat dull, i.e. imitative or predictable or prosy. Exceptions include the following, which may give readers a flavour of the publication. Riding the Owl’s Eye is by Anders Carlson-Wee and can be read at: http://ndrmag.org/poetry/2013/12/riding-the-owls-eye/ Anders Carlson-Wee is an MFA candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University, but was formerly a professional rollerblader and then a graduate in wilderness survival who traveled rough the see the length and breadth of America, from the cornfields of the Midwest, the prairies of the West to the blue-hued mountains of Alaska. Riding the Owl’s Eye is probably...

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6 Poets in the Lake Effect Magazine

Posted by on 23 03 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

4 Poets in the Lake Effect Magazine: Lawrence Raab, Joan Colby, Harry Humes and Richard Jackson.

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4 Poets in The Kenyon Review

Posted by on 25 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

4 Poets in The Kenyon Review: Devon Branca, Eric Pankey, Michael Hulse and Krystelle Bamford.

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Music of Verse Continued

Posted by on 13 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

I left an earlier post on the music of verse suggesting that, while there was an aural symbolism lying deep in the unconscious, and perhaps most evocative when experienced in the semi-hypnotic condition induced by verse, the conscious mind still has to be satisfied. Kubla Khan’s magic, I noted, disappeared on parody. It’s possible to analyze actual examples -though there are many difficulties (2-3) – and  Ronald Carter and Walter Nash’s simple introduction to styles in English in fact devotes several pages to the verse patterning exhibited by Browning’s Meeting by Night, which readers will remember starts with: The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed i’...

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5 Tonalist Poets from Jacket Magazine

Posted by on 8 02 14 in Poetry | 0 comments

Five Tonalist Poets from Jacket Magazine: Normal Cole, E. Tracy Grinnel, Geraldine Monk and Alli Warren

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4 Poets from the Harvard Review Online

Posted by on 28 12 13 in Poetry | 0 comments

4 Poets from the Harvard Review Online: Lee Rosi, James Hoch, Todd Boss and Greg McBride.

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4 Poets in Gulf Coast Magazine

Posted by on 21 12 13 in Poetry | 0 comments

5 Poets in Gulf Coast: Jennifer Moxley, David Welch, Joseph Campana, Beckian Fritz Goldberg and Sharon Olds

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3 Poets in the Griffith Review

Posted by on 15 12 13 in Poetry | 0 comments

3 Poets from the Griffith Review: Bruce Dawe, John Kinsella and Margaret Merrilles.

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Dusie Literary Shenanigans

Posted by on 10 12 13 in Poetry | 0 comments

Experimental poetics at Dusie: the work of Chris Sylverster, Alli Warren, Alexander Lara, Todd Lerew and Samantha Gorman.

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T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Posted by on 27 11 13 in Poetry | 1 comment

T.S. Eliot’s poem is widely accepted as one of the most seminal in twentieth-century literature, and the Internet alone has many approving and helpful articles, some excellent.

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