ut that Carroll, a food historian whose delightful nonfiction book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal (Basic Books, 2013) garnered strong reviews, was simply gearing up for her emergence as an extraordinary nature poet in the tradition of, among others, Wordsworth, Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Mary Oliver.read more
Kirk Nesset has no face. It’s not just that his page is erased; he has lost face in every way imaginable. He has resigned tenure. His passport is suspended. His computer is monitored. He will probably lose his dog—a mini-pomeranian he cradles in a sling. He may go to prison, where his cred will not be high. Kirk Nesset’s face dissolved the day the FBI raided his house, confiscating 500,000 files of child pornography. The children were named and categorized. Allegedly, Kirk Nesset confessed to preferring ages nine to twelve.read more
Please join GMR in co-hosting a reading with Bloof Books and Hunger Mountain at AWP. Friday at 6PM at Camp Real Pants!read more
The women strap me down
So you won’t fall
Watched me climb
the combers breaking and breaking on white sand,
sand made even whiter by the Guadeloupe moon.
When I get to my father’s house, he’s outside pushing a tripod orchard ladder across the lawn. No surprise he checked himself out of the hospital and has already started working. It’s been six months since I’ve been home, and he looks thin, even under his...read more
Snow in the parking lot of the factory
unfair to its workers. Snow in the parking lot
of the school where the children were shot.
The editors are pleased to announce the finalists for the first annual GMR Book Prize.
Prize judges, Sarah Manguso and Olena Kalytiak Davis.
Winners will be announced soon.
From the branches I catch the flicking
of an eastern kingbird, it’s raspy call
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