Poetry Intl

Dana Roeser

Dana Roeser’s fourth book, All Transparent Things Need Thundershirts, won the Wilder Prize at Two Sylvias Press and was published in September 2019. She is also the author of The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed, recipient of the Juniper Prize, as well as Beautiful Motion and In the Truth Room, both winners of …

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DISABILITY POETICS: CONVERSATION WITH SHEILA BLACK

Editor’s Note: After we have published our first Roundtable Discussion on Poetics And Disability in early 2018 (which was followed up by our Roundtable Discussion on Deaf Poetics) we have received many e-mails, indicating much interest. There were also numerous requests to continue this work. Our response was to start a series of individual interviews with poets exploring Deaf and …

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Three Poems by Emilia Phillips

CREATION MYTH CREATION MYTH     In the beginning there was no way to say in the beginning.There was only the ah! of those with lice and itches who were happystartled by the seemingly miraculous growth of their fingernails, underscored in dirt. In the beginning could only be mortared together by someone who had felt …

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Interview with Ellen Doré Watson

Ellen Doré Watson is the author is five poetry books, including pray me stay eager, published in 2018. She is also a well-known translator, most notably from the Portuguese of Brazilian poet Adélia Prado, for which she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other honors. Watson’s work has appeared widely, from The …

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INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BAKER

David Baker was born in Maine in 1954 and spent his childhood in Missouri. He received PhD from the University of Utah and has won fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Currently a Professor of English and the Thomas B. Fordham Chair …

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Conversation with Tina Chang

Tina Chang is the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry—including Half-Lit Houses, a finalist for the Asian American Literary Award—and coeditor of the seminal anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. …

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Conversation with Karen Head

On Negotiating Time and Place: A Conversation with Karen Head on her forthcoming fifth book of poetry, Lost on Purpose, Iris Press, 2019 Karen Head’s new collection of poems, Lost on Purpose, is both a powerful meditation on the poetics of memory and travel–and an unforgettable sequence of love lyrics. The poems are playful, memorable, …

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Conversation with Tess Taylor

RIFT ZONE, Taylor’s third book, is due out in 2020 from Red Hen Press. Her poems trace literal and metaphoric fault lines between past and present; childhood and adulthood; what is and what was. Circling an ordinary California suburb lying along the Hayward fault, these poems include redwood trees, hummingbirds, buried streams, and the otherworldy cries of new babies. They are also records of …

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