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Smartish Pace – Issue 15

Andrew Shields Smartish Pace – Issue 15by Smartish PaceSmartish Pace, Inc.2008$10 Issue 15 of Smartish Pace contains three of my translations from…

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Alice Notley: Culture of One

Kascha Semonovitch Observing thoughts, as a Buddhist might, does not make art, although it might make a better person.  …

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The Fields of Praise

Joyce S. Brown The poetry in Marilyn Nelson’s 1997 National Book Award Finalist collection of new and selected poems, The Fields…

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Life in the Ordovician

Eric Hoffman In this excellent collection of poems, Robert Murphy’s language is elemental. The earth and his sense of the…

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I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone

Maggie Schwed This first book of poems by Anna Moschovakis, I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone(Turtle Point…

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Island of My Hunger–Cuban Poetry Today

Haines Eason We just may witness open dialogue between our nation and Cuba in the foreseeable future. And since the…

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Hardscrabble

Haines Eason Wanting in seriousness but not in any respects lacking for vivacious word-play, Kevin McFadden’s Hardscrabble is an honest, agile, yet…

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The Water Between Us

Magdelyn Hammond Shara McCallum’s first collection, The Water Between Us, may be a typical first book of poetry that moves through…

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Bucolics

Isaac Cates Much madness is divinest sense, or so we are told. Sure, there are a few cliquish strains of…

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The Captain Lands In Paradise

Will Grofic Sarah Manguso’s book The Captain Lands in Paradise starts with an epigraph of the log of Christopher Columbus where upon…

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