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Ears to Hear

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A Review of Acadiana (Black Lawrence Press) by Nancy Reddy Writing informed by geography tends to stake two kinds of claims: the claims we…

Two Poems

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Feast Day There’s a patron saint for everything. Nearly all the early ones were martyred. The world has always been this bloody. St. Justus…

Handful of Fire

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A Review of Revisions (Sibling Rivalry Press) by Eric Tran ‘empty me out,’ Eric Tran writes at the end of his gorgeous poem, “How…

Country Music

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A Review of Tunsiya Amrikiya (Bull City Press, 2018) by Leila Chatti National identity, when not summoned for fatuous patriotism, can spur great poetry….

Two Poems

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Sonnet For the Man Lingering in the Fields One evening in the open & symmetrical fields I watched a man driving the backhoe back…

Two Poems

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from Bus North Rural night—the lights off in the distance glint like forsythia petals scattered in a parking lot. Anticipation is an act of…

Two Poems

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Figure Study: Trinity Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1945 They taught them to care & not to care. The trick of battle lines & national…

Two Poems

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Thy Kingdom Come/ Thy Will be Done Hallowed be the name of thy children bagged & buried beneath snow the woman strangled in her…