The Beats came before the ’60s, the decade of civil rights protests, women’s rights, the anti-war movement, and the civil strife that included riots and assassinations.
America: The Farewell Tour and American Pyschosis are well worth taking to heart — both to provide provocative perspective on what is happening and to spur us into action.
The strength of The Mars Room is its compelling vision of the stultifying and claustrophobic underworld of women in prison.
One of the fears of poets and, I imagine, all writers, is that you’ll reach a certain age and you’ll run out of gas.
Despite its occasional confusions, this is poetry I will return to — to re-experience A.E. Stallings’ wit, wisdom, and word-smithing.
Nausheen Eusuf’s deep affection for language and sound is omnipresent.
Steven Pinker’s book is a welcome antidote to the Trump era, when we are inundated, daily, with an avalanche of negative and disturbing stories.
Follow almost any of these police brutality cases to their realpolitik conclusion and you will eventually work your way back to a monstrous truth.
Manhattan Beach feels acutely relevant despite being set in the past.
Warren Slesinger’s approach to poetry is experimental but skillful as well as entertaining.