Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

Interview with Patricia Fargnoli

    JACQUELINE KOLOSOV: In reading and re-reading Winter, I find myself struck by the silences that permeate the collection. Here, I am reminded of the silence of winter, which can be magical but also bracing—stark—and ultimately enabling of the meditative...
Stripping

Stripping

    Like a benediction, we grow into a smaller language. So many words given up, disremembered, abandoned from tents & saw packs. What use here in the Middle Santiam Wilderness do we have for the word sink? When would we ever utter closet or phone or...
Review of American Chew by Matthew Lippman

Review of American Chew by Matthew Lippman

    When one picks up Matthew Lippman’s new collection, American Chew, the inevitable question surfaces: what is ‘American’ about American Chew? Divided into two parts, this collection takes on, without hesitation, issues of race, gender, sexuality and...
Necessity

Necessity

              When I worked in an orphanage a boy           came to harvest sugar cane in what...
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