I discovered the poetry of John Forbes during an especially precarious period of my life. Not that things have become more stabilized since, yet there’s something about injecting excessive amounts of cocaine and staying up lateLateLATE for nights on end—following
I WHO POUNDED ON YOUR DREAMS remember when the word romance meant moonlight & now it just means holding down two jobs by Mel Elberg “Maureen Owen saved me from academia” a teacher turned friend explained, handing me printed out copies of Owen poems
And Never Look Back: On Lori Desrosiers’ “Three Vanities” Not since Edward Field’s 1964 book of poems Stand Up, Friend, With Me, have I read a narrative voice formidable, tender, and singular as that of Lori Desrosiers in Three Vanities. These
**Here to watch the match? you can go straight to this link from 3-8 pm EST. There's always something cooking behind the curtain here at Exit Strata, and the pièce de résistance of this spring is most certainly the upcoming PRINT!
On Julio Cortázar’s “After the Party” Argentine author Julio Cortázar is not well known for his poetry. Primarily a novelist and short story writer, in his long literary career he had published only one poetry book, “Salvo el Crepúsculo.” That book
"VISITATIONS" : TWO CHAMBER OPERA PREMIERES THE WAR REPORTER | THEOTOKIA COMPOSER JONATHAN BERGER | LIBRETTIST DAN O'BRIEN DIRECTOR RINDE ECKERT INSPIRED BY THE PHENOMENA OF AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS & THE TRUE STORY OF PAUL WATSON, WAR REPORTER FEATURING NEW YORK POLYPHONY + HEATHER BUCK THE ST.
"'What defines the ghazal is a constant longing,'” Suzanne Gardinier writes in a letter to her friend, poet Agha Shahid Ali, written after his passing - a line of Ali's from years earlier. The traditional ghazal form follows strict meter and rhyme, and consists
In 2005, I happened upon a copy of Richard Siken’s Crush while browsing at Saint Mark’s Bookshop in the East Village. Published that year as part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the venerable Louise Glück had written the foreword. Her first