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Riposte to Victor D. Infante

by Wilbur Dee Case As T. S. Eliot once noted in an essay of his, which I am merely paraphrasing from memory, the poet approaches literary criticism from a different vantage point than the scholar. Now that might have had … Continue reading

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Where Something Beautiful Should Be: Radius, Volume Four

By Victor D. Infante Just the other day, in a bar in New York City, I sat across from an academic poet and we talked about the common threads between slam and flarf – two sometimes redheaded stepchildren of contemporary … Continue reading

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‘The opposite of a poem’: Radius’ Pushcart nominees

By Victor D. Infante Lately, I’ve been thinking about Anne Sexton. Particularly, I’ve been thinking about her quote, “Suicide is, after all, the opposite of a poem.” The quote came to mind earlier this year, when Radius published its special … Continue reading

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One Just Man: Saying Goodbye to Seamus Heaney, and Resuming the Third Volume of Radius

By Victor D. Infante When I was a teenager living in England, I became obsessed with Ireland, the land of my mother’s ancestors … a place that seemed so close and yet, for a poor college student, as out of … Continue reading

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New Chapter, New Faces, Same ‘Radius’

By Victor D. Infante As we prepare to resume our third volume of Radius, it’s a good time to note that there are a few new names on the masthead, and a few old  names in new positions. After lengthy … Continue reading

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How We Survive: Pop Songs, Poetry and What Falls Through the Cracks

By Victor D. Infante In a lot of ways, it’s not surprising that around late 2010, in the wake of a rash of highly publicized suicides of youths who were bullied for being gay or for being perceived as being … Continue reading

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Strange World: Why ‘Radius’ Will be Examining the Topic of ‘Bullying’

By Victor D. Infante “How strange a world where our children would rather go than stay.” When I first heard Daniel McGinn read those words, in a poem written after the suicide of a mutual friend’s daughter, I forgot how … Continue reading

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We Meet As Strangers: Our 2012 Pushcart Nominees

There comes a point, in the course of publishing a literary journal, where you look back and begin to see some of the underlying themes that you’ve been reaching for, the ones you couldn’t articulate at first, but which were … Continue reading

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They Got the Guns, But we Got the Numbers: Why Radius Will Continue to Submit to the Pushcart Prize

By Victor D. Infante There is a manner in which you chew too long on irrelevant questions, the way you feel obliged to answer them, but find instead a stuttering nothing lodged in your throat, a stammer as you begin … Continue reading

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Is Katniss Everdeen Gilgamesh Dreaming?: Unveiling The Connections Between Poetry and Heroic Fiction

By Victor D. Infante It seems, these days, we are awash in the heroic fantasy adventures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the iconic heroes and monsters born in the turbulence of the dawn of the modern era … Continue reading

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