Archive | December, 2006

Best Books of 2006: The CPR Awards


Book of the Year: Not for Specialists: New & Selected Poems by W. D. Snodgrass (BOA Editions).

What happened to Snodgrass? After winning the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for his first book, the “confessional school” landmark Heart’s Needle, his career stalled.… continue reading... “Best Books of 2006: The CPR Awards”

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Soft & Hard Surrealism

As Reviewed By: Jack Foley

Madonna Septet by Ivan Argüelles. Potes & Poets Press: 2000.

Musica Humana by Ilya Kaminsky. Chapiteau Press: 2002.

After by Jane Hirshfield.continue reading... “Soft & Hard Surrealism”

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Cole Porter: The Devil Divine

As Reviewed By: Jack Foley

Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics. Edited by Robert Kimball. American Poets Project/The Library of America, 2006.

If I were Lord Byron,

I’d write you, sweet siren,

A poem inspirin’…

A killer-dilleroo!

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