Tag Archives: Critique of Contemporary Poetry

I can’t leave the former well enough alone: Looking for every you after reading Sophie Klahr’s ‘The Flooded Field’

By Jean Macpherson

Leaving the past behind is never simple. Like the ridiculous nature of encountering a long-lost high school boyfriend is tempting. You read the message over and over again. A year goes by, maybe longer. The message is … Continue reading

Ah, Sweet Youth: Laura Read’s ‘Donut Parade’

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By Jean Macpherson

The rich creamy center of a Boston Crème, or the frightening sugar shock of a glazed donut. There is nothing delicate about the gut-heavy sensation of fried goodness. I made donuts for the first time for Hanukkah … Continue reading

As the Potatoes Speak, They Observe: Poetry, Potatoes & Birth

By Jean Macpherson

“Potatoes are especially sensitive to changes in soil moisture when they are forming tubers− between the time they flower and two weeks before harvest. Monitor soil moisture and water whenever the soil is dry more than 2 … Continue reading

Where We Stand: Poetry, Legacy and Sorrow

By Victor D. Infante

It would have been Erica Erdman’s birthday today, a fact the Internet has been reminding me of incessently. It’s a jarring little quirk of technology, this seeing the names and faces of dead friends appear … Continue reading