When You Don’t Have Forever: The Poetry of Daniel Brown

by D. M. Black Daniel Brown, Taking the Occasion. Ivan R. Dee 2008. 80 pp. $22.50 Daniel Brown, What More? Orchises Press 2015. 64 pp. $14.95 (paperback) ✥✥✥ John Butler Yeats (father of William) once remarked that a man falls in love with a girl, not because of her beauty or virtue, but because of […]

Ecstatic Brain

by Julian Gewirtz Max Ritvo. Four Reincarnations. Milkweed Editions 2016. 79 pp. $22.00 ✥✥✥ One night, Max Ritvo, a vegetarian, mistakenly ate a dish containing meat and became violently sick. He was also stoned. In the altered state that resulted, he had a vision of his dead white poodle, Monday, whom he addresses in “Poem […]

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Abigail Deutsch

On David Yezzi’s Birds of the Air

Ghazal, Guitars, and Dumb Blocks

Ange Mlinko

On David Breskin, Nels Cline, and Ed Ruscha.

Crossing the Water with the Argonauts

Christopher Childers
A review of Aaron Poochigian’s translation of Apollonius’s Argonautica.

“Since the Day I Was Kicked by Master Ma, I Have Not
Stopped Laughing”: Buddhism and Comedy in Philip Whalen

Max Ritvo

Max Ritvo on Philip Whalen

“Since the Day I Was Kicked by Master Ma, I Have Not Stopped Laughing”: Buddhism and Comedy in Philip Whalen A student on the verge of enlightenment approaches his master with a question; the master smacks the student on the head, or kicks him, until he is enlightened. Of the student’s possible reactions, the one […]

Sarah Lindsay and the Didactic Tradition

Jamie James
On the poetry of science, from Hesiod to the present.

Brass Tacks

A. E. Stallings
On the subtleties in Kiki Dimoula’s dazzling Greek diction.

Words Fail Him: The Poetry of Charles Bernstein

Jason Guriel
A L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet’s progress.

Masthead

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Will BREWER, Jeffrey GREGGS
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Max RITVO,
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