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Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Shores of Walker Lake by Edward Sheriff Curtis featured on the cover of Dean Kostos's poetry collection "Rivering"

Reflections on Rivering, a collection of poems by Dean Kostos

For many, the best poetry evokes emotion by invoking human experience. For me (student of Harold Bloom and erstwhile poet), the best poetry invokes poetry—its heritage and craft. The best poetry plays with itself—reading it is like watching a peep

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Break the Glass by Jean Valentine

A Review of Break the Glass by Jean Valentine

May 10, 2011 ~  The function of poetry is conveyance. Everywhere in Jean Valentine’s collection, Break the Glass, are currents along which vessels flow. Words are permeable canoes—themselves the map—carrying cargo from cosmos to cosmos. The world inside of that

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Break the Glass by Jean Valentine

A Review of Break the Glass by Jean Valentine

May 10, 2011 ~  The function of poetry is conveyance. Everywhere in Jean Valentine’s collection, Break the Glass, are currents along which vessels flow. Words are permeable canoes—themselves the map—carrying cargo from cosmos to cosmos. The world inside of that