Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sarah Carson's Poems in Which You Die

I review Sarah Carson's Poems in Which You Die at Arsenic Lobster.

"As gruesome an image as this is, the important part is that their bodies will be mixed together, splattered on a wall—no one being able to tell where one ends and the other begins, which is yet another grimly funny take on a common sentiment in love songs. This is the poet’s gift—to take these very common sentiments and recharge them with her dark humor and vivid, movie-thriller type situations."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Simone Muench's Wolf Centos

I Review Simone Muench's Wolf Centos at PANK

"A true believer in the art of the cento, Muench demonstrates that it can go far beyond the limits of pastiche and homage. The cento is the perfect type of poem for this collection, where anxiety of form is a necessary component of the poetics. The cento is always aware of the other face “under,” “in” or “behind,” as it were, and that is the very essence of this collection."

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Poems Over at PANK

Check out three poems from my "It's Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments" series over at PANK.

"but to be a crash of a structure,
like being known for a lucky hunch,
was like being raked across the face
by an infant
you loved and misread"