Posts Tagged: poetry

Frame from Maya Deren's 1943 film "Meshes of the Afternoon." Deren is standing at the window, looking out, her hands pressed against the glass.

Meshes

A sestina inspired by the film Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren.

Frame from Maya Deren's 1943 film "Meshes of the Afternoon." Deren is standing at the window, looking out, her hands pressed against the glass.

Meshes

A sestina inspired by the film Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren.

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

Ruth Zamoyta reviews Auroras by David St. John

Review of Auroras, a collection of poems by David St. John

Even before opening Auroras, the latest collection of poems by David St. John, I immediately thought of Wallace Stevens’ “Auroras of Autumn”—his personal ruminations about a poet facing death and the limitations of the individual imagination. Harold Bloom said of

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