Archive | January, 2011

Both Home & Away: Anthony Moore Reviews Seamus Heaney

District and Circle by Seamus Heaney. FSG, 2006. 76 pages.

Digging for Poems

I fancy I know more about Seamus Heaney’s back than anyone not related to him.… continue reading...

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The 2nd Annual Symposium on Poetry Criticism on July 28-30, 2011

The 2nd Annual Symposium on Poetry Criticism on July 28-30, 2011

To be held at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado

Founded by Jan Schreiber and David J.… continue reading...

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Meaningful Disorientations: Joanie Mackowski Reviews Books by Mary Jo Bang and Peter Campion

Reviewed:

The Bride of E by Mary Jo Bang, Graywolf, 2009

The Lions by Peter Campion, University of Chicago Press, 2009

One common dictum about poetry, often heard in creative writing classrooms, goes like this: “You can’t write about senseless experience with senseless poems,” or substitute any undesirable adjective for “senseless”—say “meaningless” or “disorderly” or “boring”: a boring poem doesn’t productively make the reader feel an interesting kind of boredom.… continue reading...

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