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Book Review: The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Jeannine Hall Gailey The Robot Scientist’s Daughter Mayapple Press, 2015 Reviewed by Donna Vorreyer “The daughters of inventors are bound/to circumscribe their father’s creations with words.” Jeannine Hall Gailey uses this book to do just that, using her own experiences growing up near a nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to create a unique narrative. An …

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Interview With Poet Clay Matthews

Read everything you can find. Then read some more. Check out NewPages.com for contemporary stuff. Pay attention to the world. Deliberately. Take your time, and realize that writing is at once fun and work. Immerse yourself in the writing community and culture.

The Both-And Principle: Zagajewski’s Dichotomies

In Adam Zagajewski’s poems all forms of address are used: I, you, we. The poet is visible, yet in the hands of a skilled poet like Zagajewski, we are seduced by the poem and are also willing to ignore the manipulator’s hands.