Writing

A Bloody Mess

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Betty Sue is fixing a roast, in honor of Wynette who died last Tuesday. The meal will be a stick-to-your-ribs affair—beef with potatoes and…

Sacred Time

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A Review of The Dream of Reason (Copper Canyon) by Jenny George The Dream of Reason’s opening poem, “Origins of Violence,” recounts a narrative…

Lay Hands

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A review of Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press) by Luther Hughes It is one of the peculiarities of language that a single phrase can often…

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…

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….

From the Editor

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I’ve been slowly reading through the ‘back catalog’ of environmental writing—those classics that everyone should make time for. It’s an illuminating process, but usually…