Tag Archives: Jean Macpherson

Life Lesson: What I Learned from Mr. Levine

By Jean Macpherson

I never met Philip Levine except through his published words. If I had to write about the one thing that most attracted me to his work it is his fearless ability to express working-class traits with abandon … Continue reading

Our Best of the Net Nominees

In its short history, Radius has been blessed to publish poems and essays that are not only excellently written, but also artistically and personally brave. We’re consistently flabbergasted by the quality of the work that passes our threshold.

So … Continue reading

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’

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