Romeo and Juliet of Hell’s Kitchen: On Tina Cane’s Once More with Feeling

By Matthew Lippman When you read Tina Cane’s Once More with Feeling you will scratch your head and say, “What the …

The Heart Grows Stranger: Sorrow & the Unspeakable in Three Recent Prose Texts

By Kristina Marie Darling In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva observes that mourning is, in essence, a loss of language. Words …

Not Forgotten: On the Sonoran Poet Abigael Bohórquez (1936-1995)

By Anthony Seidman Last year, the Mexican poet Mijail Lamas organized a reading for my third collection of poetry, A Sleepless …

Remembering Chana Bloch

The poet, translator, and scholar Chana Bloch passed away on May 19, 2017. We honor her memory by revisiting Dara Barnat’s …

Celebrating Langston Hughes — Black, Red, and Gay

By Peter Dreier Long before “Make America Great Again” became Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, Langston Hughes’s 1935 poem “Let America …

Destruction and Deconstruction in Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem

Tommy Pico’s book-length epic Nature Poem is written, in parts, like a string of OK Cupid messages from every run-of-the-mill …

Divergent Streams: The Poetry of Roberto Echavarren

By Anthony Seidman The notion of a singular “Latin American poetry” perturbs the reader who discerns the radiant gathering of …