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The sweat

The poem that does not eliminate the effort or labour from the writing. The poem that makes difficulty visible. The untidy poem. The apparently struggling poem. The Sick Woman poem. The poem that does not hide its poet because that poet is always there, just behind the curtain. The poems that risk being a try-hard, […]

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Group Huddle at TOPOS

A sparkling occasion from start to finish, host PARKER MENZIMER‘s GROUP HUDDLE Reading Series at TOPOS BOOKSTORE & CAFE this past Wednesday included an exquisitely hand-folded chapbook of the evening’s readers gifted to all in attendence. Such a pleasure to share the stage with poets DAVID BRADFORD and ANDREW DURBIN (who treated us with an excerpt […]

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Our welcome sign. Tonight until 9PM  knife | fork | book Photo: MAUREEN HYNES

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“WHAT?!”* What if the work is just as closed as it looks? What if it just happens to be arranged in words? What if I feel dumb too? And it’s kinda fun? New KFB readers group, led by poet DAVID BRADFORD, tackles the ‘difficult stuff’ of poetry, slowly. “For all that work we’ve been unsure how to […]

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Magic happens here

  From press to store. A splendid visit with Taylor, Jess, and Norman at Coach House Books. Photos: KIRBY