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The Circus Poems

Rosy Cole The Circus Poemsby Alex GrantLorimer Press2010$16.95 (pa) Adults are inclined to the illusion that all children love clowns and…

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Fear of Moving Water

Cati Porter Alex Grant’s Fear of Moving Water is structured in four sections, and while there is no listing for this in…

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Essay: The Problem of Originality

David Gewanter Essay: The Problem of Originalityby David Gewanter0000 Q: What is American about American Poetry? A: Some years ago Donald…

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Richard Georges: Make Us All Islands

William Camponovo First, a confession: there is a terror in writing a review like this, a low but present thrum,…

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Rebecca Foust: Paradise Drive

Lee Rossi Rebecca Foust’s new book, Paradise Drive, the winner of the 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry, is a diary…

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Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts

Joelle Biele Mapmaking “We have not solved the problem of love, / have we?” asks Ann Fisher-Wirth in her book-length poem, Carta…

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Unmentionables

Isaac Cates Before radio, television, and the interstate highway, America’s many parts were more culturally distinct than they are today.…

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Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest

John Poch B.H. Fairchild’s Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest had to be a daunting task not because of its…

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The North and South of It

Clarinda Harriss Moira Egan, Cleave, Washington Writers’ Publishing House, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2004, $12.00; and Carole Langille, Late in a Slow Time, The Mansfield…

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Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection

Bob Sillibus Not since Agamemnon and Menelaus tore down the walls of Troy have we been witness to such atrocities…

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