Some people fled William Corbett’s bravura; others stayed, laughing.
Nausheen Eusuf’s deep affection for language and sound is omnipresent.
Warren Slesinger’s approach to poetry is experimental but skillful as well as entertaining.
Comparisons and guesses about influence aside, poet Richard Hoffman’s voice is individual, original, and strong.
There was an entire “New York School” that the punks were inspired by and a part of, whether they always wanted to be or not.
Perhaps what makes bill Knott’s poetry so addictive is his uncanny ability to turn language inside out.
Reading Little Kisses is reassuring — and that is a valuable attribute given the times we are living in.
Unfortunately, poetry doesn’t sell and doesn’t get made into movies.
Martín Espada’s lyricism sings deeply in the key of loss, turning the anguish of social and personal histories into hope.
These posthumous volumes provide ample proof that poet Philip Levine was far more than a proletariat troubadour.