Issue 57 | November-December 2018

Ilya Kaminsky, Shane McCrae, Heidi Seaborn, Martin Ott, Gillian Cummings, Femi Osofisan, and more.

바카라사이트쿠폰The gay-suicide stereotype kills gay people, and must end

Friedrich Alfred Krupp, heir to the mammoth Krupp armaments business and the wealthiest man in Germany, committed suicide on 22 November 1902. Only a week before, a socialist newspaper had…

Conversations: Heidi Seaborn and Martin Ott

“My goal is to reach people who never read poetry, to start a conversation where they see a place for poetry in their lives.”

바카라사이트쿠폰Torn in the sky: on Ilya Kaminsky and Shane McCrae

In Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky connects our current era to a place and time that feels Soviet, although familiar. The book is a narrative with dramatis personae—townspeople, an unborn child,…

Gillian Cummings

바카라사이트쿠폰Chameleon Poet: The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter, by Gillian Cummings

In selecting her manuscript for the 2018 Colorado Prize forPoetry, John Yau praises Gillian Cummings using a phrase from Keats, calling her a “cameleon Poet.” Cummings has written two prize-winning…

Conversations: Femi Osofisan and ‘Jide Ajidahun

Femi Osofisan is a Marxist Nigerian playwright, scholar, critic, journalist, producer, director, and essayist.

Becoming Visible: On Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone

Very little in Jenny Erpenbeck’s previous fiction—allegorical, timeless—prepares a reader for the immediacy and moral heft of Go, Went, Gone. It asks the same question Michael Ignatieff did in his…

Conversations: Sybil Baker and Laura Catherine Brown

Sybil Baker is the author of four works of fiction, most recently While You Were Gone. Her work of nonfiction, Immigration Essays is the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s required…

What do I know of drowning? On Matt W. Miller’s The Wounded for the Water

Matt W. Miller’s latest collection, The Wounded for the Water (Salmon Poetry, 2018) opens with a preface poem that reads like a lonely sea shanty, a solitary voice singing: “Now…

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